The future of a Post Office in Morden was secured this afternoon following a meeting between Merton Council, Safeway and the Post Office.
Following talks at the Civic Centre about the closure of the Post Office in Morden, Safeway agreed to keep the doors open for a reasonable period while an alternative location is found.
The Council will now work with the Post Office in looking for alternative premises for the Post Office to relocate in Morden. A number of interested parties have already come forward including the Council, who have expressed an interest in providing Post Office services from Merton Link, within the Civic Centre.
Leader of the Council Councillor Andrew Judge said: “This is good news for the future of the town centre. Our main concern was Morden would be left without these essential key services. We are grateful to Safeway for agreeing to extend the franchise until a new site has been found and will work with the Post Office to help find a suitable location.”
Notes to the Editor
1. The meeting was attended by representatives from Safeway, the Post Office, and the Council including Cllr Su Assinen, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Philip Jones, Chair of Morden Town Centre Partnership, Cllr Andrew Shellhorn, Ward Councillor for Cannon Hill and Richard Rawes, Director of Environmental Services.
2. 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.
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