Two post offices to shut

The Post Office in Wisbech Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Post Office has responded to reports it is to axe more than 70 of its Crown branches, including two in our region, but says modernisation is needed in a bid to save the company around £40 million.

Branches in Wisbech and Basildon are among those being considered as part of the programme.

A Post Office spokesman said it was seeking retail partners in order to retain the sites.

They also said there would be a period of public consultation before any decision is taken.