As I reported on Friday, Bromfield Post Office and Village Store is to close at the end of August. This doesn’t just affect Bromfield. Emails and calls to over the last few days have demonstrated how important this rural post office is to the area between Ludlow and Craven Arms.
We need to have a democratic debate about the closure. We need to examine whether the current services can be maintained, which seems unlikely, or replaced by an outreach service. A post office a few hours a week. Two days a week? One day? We need to debate that.
This is the most important community issue for Bromfield since the Food Centre was built. That’s why I have asked for an urgent meeting of Bromfield Parish Council on 14 July.
We have asked Ludlow Farmshop if a representative can attend to ensure we understand the pressures it faces. We would like as many people who use Bromfield Post Office and Village Store to attend also. There will be more details before the meeting.
We don’t meet in the physical world during the Covid-19 emergency. But you can join us and contribute at 6.30pm, 14 July. We’ll be on Zoom.