Permanent Post Office moves into empty Yorkshire Bank building
Wombwell is set to get a permanent Post Office again – four months after the service had to move into the library.
The branch, which was part of the Heron Foods store on Wombwell’s High Street was set to close in July 2020, following the resignation of the operator.
After backlash from councillors and customers, the Post Office agreed to keep the branch open until a “permanent solution” was found.
Councillor Robert Frost, Labour Councillor for Wombwell, said the branch is a “lifeline” for local traders, disabled, elderly and vulnerable when the decision to close the branch was first announced.
The Post Office has today announced that the branch will move into the former Yorkshire Bank premises on Wombwell’s high street, where two counters will operate.
The temporary library counter will close on May 17, and re-open in the new premises on May 18.
The opening hours will be Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm; Saturday: 9am – 12.30pm.
Ian Johnson, Post Office network provision lead, said: “We are delighted that Wombwell will soon have a full-time Post Office once again as we know how important a Post Office it to a community.
“We are very grateful to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council for allowing us space within Wombwell Library, and to the current Postmaster at our Birdwell branch who stepped up at short notice and operated the service for us.
“This allowed us to maintain Post Office services upon the resignation of the previous postmaster.”