The main post office in Weston-super-Mare is to remain open after all.
The branch on Regent Street shut suddenly on Monday evening due to contractual difficulties. But agreement has now been reached with the landlord.
Post Office Ltd released the following statement today:
Weston Super Mare Post Office will remain open as normal at 76 Regent Street. Agreement has been reached with the landlord to allow us to remain on the site. We are delighted agreement has been reached bringing to an end a period of unforeseen uncertainty for customers and staff.
Post Office Ltd recently consulted over plans to relocate Weston Super Mare Post Office to 84 – 86 Regent Street, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1SR. The six week public consultation has ended and an announcement will be made shortly.
Today could be the last day the main post office in Weston-super-Mare remains open.
The branch on Regent Street closed suddenly on Monday evening due to contractual difficulties but it was allowed to remain open for at least two more days following talks with the landlord.
A new premises for the post office is now being sought.
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The administrators of City Link have announced 2,356 redundancies after a deal to keep the delivery firm afloat foundered.
A statement from Ernst & Young said the jobs would be shed at all of the companies UK sites. A workforce of just 371 will remain to process parcels still in the network and to help wind down operations.
Ernst & Young said that an offer for the firm had been made by a consortium "which offered no money up front" and that no deal had been reached.
The joint administrator of City Links said in a statement that all staff affected by the redundancies had been informed and would receive advice on making claims for redundancy and notice pay:
It is with regret that we have to announce substantial redundancies at City Link Limited, which ceased accepting new parcels on 24 December 2014. The Company endured substantial losses, which ultimately became too great for it to continue as a going concern, and City Link Limited entered administration following an unsuccessful sale process.
At meetings across City Link Limited’s UK sites on Monday 29 December 2014 and Tuesday 30 December 2014, employees were informed that there would be substantial redundancies as no new business was being taken on. Many of these employees were sent home, and informed that they would shortly receive formal correspondence to confirm their work status.
Workers facing redundancy from collapsed courier firm City Link were offered hope today after it was claimed there had been a "credible bid" to save part of the business.
Staff at the company, many of whom learnt of its collapse on Christmas Day, have been warned to expect "substantial redundancies" among its 2,727-strong workforce.
But they were offered a small degree of hope after Mick Cash, general secretary of the RMT union, disclosed unconfirmed details of a possible rescue, with Business Secretary Vince Cable said to be aware of developments.
Mr Cable's department said queries about the potential bid should be made to administrators at EY. EY did not immediately have a response to the RMT's claim.
Today will be the last day of work for hundreds of City Link employees in Bristol.
The parcel delivery company went into administration on Christmas day. It has a large depot at Cribbs Causeway. Some members of staff will be kept on to deliver the 40,000 parcels remaining at depots across the country.