Wellington Town Centre Post Office. An Apology.
Users of the Market St, Wellington Post Office will have seen the premises change over the last 12 months.
The WH Smith franchise fizzled out and stock dwindled. Eventually emptying completely and fittings removed. Then the start of a redecoration, paint being put onto the freshly plastered walls giving hope that something positive was going to happen.
The staff sat in the cold, coats on, even though the doors were closed. Small handwritten notes taped to counter advertising jobs for months on end.
I use that branch a couple of times a week, most weeks. Always a queue, always a couple of staff on, but rarely more.
It closed on 22nd of Jan. A childlike handwritten note suggesting it was temporary for a day or so, rather than a week. Or longer.
I asked the Post Office what was going on. A Post Office Spokesperson said: “We sincerely apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of Wellington 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. The alternative branches in the area include Brooklands, Leegomery, Admaston & Hadley.”
The full addresses of the alternative branches are:
· Brooklands Post Office, Bagley Drive, Wellington, TF1 3NP
· Leegomery Post Office, Unit 1 Leegomery Centre, Telford, TF1 6XQ
· Admaston Post Office, Unit 4, Sutton Road, Admaston, Telford, TF5 0AY
· Hadley Post Office, Hadley Centre, High Street, Hadley, TF1 5GQ
Pic: Better days at Wellington Post Office