Stone Town Council have today released the details of a bus service that they’ll be providing whilst Stone is temporarily without a Post Office.
The Post Office in Stone closed on Saturday 13th January as part of the closure of the co-operative store on the High Street.
The bus service is intended to be used by customers who would have difficulty making it to a neighbouring town on their own to access Post Office services. This could include people like the elderly, disabled and also people receiving certain benefits.
The service, which will be operated by “Green Bus” community transport, will start on Tuesday 23 rd
January 2018 and run every Tuesday thereafter during the temporary closure period.
Services will initially be to Yarnfield Post Office up to the end of February, but will subsequently be to Tittensor Post Office during March and Barlaston Post Office in April, before returning to Yarnfield in May to restart the monthly cycle.
The bus will pick up near to the Town Council offices in Station Road at 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm
and 2:00pm. Initially there will be no need to book a place on the bus, but this may need to change
if demand proves high.
Councillor Rob Kenney, Chairman of the Council’s General Purposes Committee, said:
“We have recently met with representatives of the Post Office, who have assured the Council that they are doing all that they can to re-establish a Post Office in the town centre. They have made it clear,
however, that the process will take time. I’m pleased that the Town Council has been able to take
some steps, by arranging and supporting this bus service, to help the people most badly affected by
the closure, and ensure that they can still access essential Post Office services.”