The following motion was agreed unanimously at a meeting of Madeley Town Council on Monday 28 October 2019   . . .


“This Council is concerned by recent developments regarding Madeley Post Office and recognises that access to a local Post Office is vital to residents of Madeley, particularly the elderly and most vulnerable. We understand that the local Post Office will cease to operate from November 2020 following the withdrawal of the current franchisee.


This Council resolves to work to explore all viable options to retain Madeley Post office for local people. The Council will do everything in its power to retain Post Office services in Madeley and instructs Officers of the Council to explore all options for working with residents, businesses, partner organisations and the Borough Council to ensure that the service is retained for the people of Madeley”


We have received a copy of the petition to save the Post office which has 1953 signatures and we understand a further 1500 have signed the on line petition.