Concern for Leeds residents as local Post Office set to shut its doors
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The closure has left a number of elderly residents concerned as it is relied upon as a point to pick up pensions.
It comes after a number of local bank branches also recently shut up shop.
Lionel Currie, a concerned local resident, told the YEP:
"I heard a rumour last Friday and went into the Post Office to have it confirmed on Monday. There were no notices but yesterday morning one went up on the door to say that it was closing very soon,” he said.
"This has caused quite a lot of concern to local residents. It is used by some to collect their pensions and by others as their “bank” as a number of local banks have closed of late.”
In a statement provided to the YEP, a spokesperson for the Post Office confirmed that the decision was made following the resignation of its Postmaster.
“The Postmaster for Moortown has resigned and the branch will be temporarily closed from September 9 at 4pm. We know how important a Post Office is to a community and we are working hard to restore service to the area as soon as possible.
“The vacancy has been advertised on www.runapostoffice.co.uk and our field team is speaking to other retailers in the area. In the interim alternative branches include Lingfield Drive, which is half a mile away and also Barthorpes.”