Residents have contacted me following the closure of Darfield post office. Over the last few weeks I’ve been touch with The Post Office to find out what’s happening & push them for details on when the post office will re-open.
I understand the closure is temporary and they have provided me with the following statement:
“We sincerely apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Darfield Post Office.
We understand and appreciate how much communities rely on our services. We would like to reassure customers that the decision to suspend services at any of our branches is never taken lightly. We take very seriously any decision to temporarily close a branch, and will only do so when it is warranted.
We are working hard to restore services for the community as quickly as possible.
Alternative Post Offices in the area include;
Wombwell Post Office, 60-62 High Street, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8DA.
Brampton Post Office, 63 Knollbeck Lane, Brampton, Barnsley, S73 0TW.
Great Houghton Post Office, 6A Rotherham Road, Great Houghton, Barnsley, S72 0DB.”
I know just how vital local post offices are to our communities here in Barnsley, and I’ll continue to follow this issue closely. I will push for for Darfield services to be maintained and re-opened swiftly.