Merton Council has stepped up its campaign to save Morden post office this week, following talks with Supermarket chain Safeway to postpone the closure date.
In a conversation with Council officials, Safeway confirmed they are prepared to negotiate with the Council and the Post Office delaying the closure of the post office franchise, set to go ahead in mid January.
The delay will buy the Morden Town Centre Working Partnership more time to help find a new home for the post office. The Council will actively help in finding and securing a new site – one option being discussed is for the post office to relocate to the Council’s one-stop-shop, Merton Link within the Civic Centre.
Leader of the Council Councillor Andrew Judge said: “The Post office is a essential part of Morden Town Centre. We are meeting with Safeway and the Post office next week to ensure Morden is not left without this vital service. We are excited by the possibility of providing the service within the Civic Centre, but there are a number of practicalities we have to consider first.”
Notes to Editor
1. Merton Link is the Council’s new one stop shop service which opened earlier this year and is situated on the ground floor of Merton’s Civic Centre offices in Morden Town Centre.