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:
We hear numerous stories about village post offices closing, but today, we have news of one opening up, after a 20 year campaign.
People living in the South Gloucestershire village of Cromhall have just opened up their new shop and post office.
They hope it'll provide the community with the everyday necessities and also create a hub to bring people together.
A Gloucestershire post mistress facing jail for stealing parcels which customers had entrusted to her.
43 year old Karen Judd stole them when she was running Painswick Post Office.
She had denied eight charges of stealing the parcels during a six months period in late 2012 and early 2013 and was found not guilty yesterday of two of the thefts.But today the jury of eleven found her guilty of all six other charges,
The court heard that during the investigation the Royal Mail sent in two members of staff working under cover to post test parcels. One arrived but the other did not and the investigators and police raided the shop.
Postal workers in Weston-super-Mare will be meeting this morning to decide their next move in their long running dispute with Royal Mail.
They have already taken two days of strike action earlier this year,about the length of delivery rounds and disciplinary action that has been threatened against a number of workers.
Thousands of postal workers in the West Country are voting on Friday whether to go on strike.
It is the first Royal Mail national strike ballot since 2009 and comes after a breakdown of talks in a dispute over privatisation, pay and pensions.
Unions say privatisation will wreck the postal service and threaten deliveries to rural areas.
David Wilshire from the Communication Workers Union in the West Country spoke to ITV News West Country:
Postal workers in Weston-super-Mare have agreed to go on strike for the first time in 20 years.
Staff said it was over cuts and being asked to cover sickness and absenteeism.
On Tuesday morning, members of the Communication Workers Union said they would stage a series of one day strikes beginning in August.
A seventh post office strike has been set for tomorrow in a dispute over closures, jobs, and pay. Support continues to grow for the campaign to save 74 post offices.
Post Offices affected will be:
- the Galleries, Bristol
The union claims that the Post Office wants to close and/or franchise 74 Crown offices, 20% of the network, and cut up to 1,500 jobs.
The strike will affect up to 4,000 staff working in 371 Crown post offices. Post Office staff voted by nine to one (88%) in favour of the seventh strike action.