Assembly support for post offices welcomed 3.12.10

News that three Post Offices in Wrexham and Clwyd South will receive a grant from the Welsh Assembly Governmnet to help improve their businesses has been welcomed by Plaid Cymru. 

Gresford, Cynwyd and Chirk Post Offices along with another 45 Post Offices across Wales will get a share of £695,000 from the Post Office Diversification Fund run by the Welsh Assembly Government to help bring new services into communities. This grant has previously helped other post offices to develop digital media centres, a fish and chip shop and other ventures. 

Marc Jones, Plaid’s Assembly candidate for Wrexham, said: “Post offices are a vital service to many local communities, both rural and urban, so it’s good to see the Welsh Government investing in developing these services. It’s unfortunate that we’ve lost so many due to successive London governments’ policies in recent years and hopefully this is one small step to stem that trend.” 

Plaid’s candidate for Clwyd South, Mabon ap Gwynfor, said: 

“This is excellent news for these Post Offices and the communities they serve. Our Post Offices are under considerable threat and we have seen too many of them close in the last ten years with no regard for the community. They play such an important role in a range of essential services which must be maintained. 

“Once again the Plaid led Government are showing a clear example to London that our priorities are community based, ensuring that everybody has equal access to vital services. I look forward to seeing this money benefit the Post Offices and the communities of both Chirk and Cynwyd.” 

ENDS

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