As most Haughton West residents will know, Springfield post office on Thompson Street East closed in October last year after the previous sub-post master retired.
Since then David, Andy and myself have been lobbying Post Office Ltd. to reopen this much-needed facility.
Discussions have been taking place with the owner of the shop on the corner of Springfield Road and Locomotive Street, and for a little while now the shop has has had signs up announcing it's opening soon.
We were told last month that consultation would nevertheless be necessary with residents before the post office could open, and we were about to write to residents asking them to respond positively to save this vital local resource.
We learnt yesterday that in fact the re-opening will be going ahead anyway on August 21st. No need then for a big consultation exercise.
That's great news, and we'll be supporting the new enterprise. It's a healthy development when branches in so many other places are having to close.
It needs everyone in the community to support the post office by actively using it, however. Let's ensure that it's a success and remains in business for many years to come.
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