- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Mid and West Wales AM Rebecca Evans and Joyce Watson have both welcomed news of over £51,000 worth of funding to support post offices in community life.
Llangadog Post Office will receive £16,349.57 to upgrade light fittings, make energy efficient changes to their fridge, a new set of scales and roll out new product lines including helium balloons and party accessories.
Pendine Post Office will receive 11,062 to build new entrance doors, fit new flooring as well as purchasing new computer equipment.
Dryslwyn Post Office will also receive £1390.20 to introduce a credit union service point as well as to purchase a new computer and equipment.
Crickhowell post office will receive £19,999 to install a new CCTV system, a new door and windows and Pendre post office will receive £3500 to also install CCTV.
Mrs Evans said:
“Post offices are the hub of our communities, not only do they provide vital services they also act as a social network. When you pick up your pension, or pay your bills there you’ll often bump into your neighbour or catch-up with someone you know.
Mrs Watson said:
“This extra investment will help sub postmasters and postmistresses maintain, improve and expand their business – to provide an even better service to their customers.”
In total, thirty nine post offices are to receive a total of £393,855 in order to sustain and improve the services they provide. The grants are from the Post Office Diversification Fund which helps local post offices expand their business and provide new services for the community.
Each post office had to show it consulted on the needs and wishes of its community and how it plans to diversify its services to qualify for the grant.
Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister Huw Lewis said:
“The Welsh Government is committed to taking action to improve the things that affect us in our communities. These grants illustrate our continued support to Wales’ post office network.
“Post offices provide a range of services to local villages, towns and neighbourhoods. The closure of one can threaten the fabric of an area, which can see communities suffer social or financial exclusion.
“I am delighted that through the Post Office Diversification fund we are able to provide practical support to the businessmen and women running our post offices”
Full List of Post Office Development Fund Awards for October 2012 Round
Fforest Post Office – £20,000.00
Over Monnow Post Office – £20,000.00
Commercial Rd Post Office – £20,000.00
Rhosllanergrugog Post Office – £20,000.00
Henllys Way Post Office -n £20,000.00
Abersoch Post Office – £20,000.00
Pendine Post Office – £11,062.00
Troedyrhiw Post Office – £20,000.00
Llanrhos Post Office – £14,910.88
Crickhowell Post Office – £19,999.00
Mayhill Post Office – £20,000.00
Southsea Post Office – £20,000.00
Cornwall St Post Office – £19,999.00
Caldicot Post Office – £20,000.00
Brynmawr Post office – £20,000.00
Blackmill Post Office – £16,502.60
Hendy Post Office – £13,692.37
Llangadog Post Office – £16,349.57
Birchgrove Rd Post Office – £5,000.00
Dryslwyn Post Office – £1,390.20
Fairwater Post Office – £4,923.00
Gabalfa Post Office – £4,990.00
Llangynwyd Post Office – £4,000.00
Llanishen Post Office – £2,993.78
Pencoed Post Office – £4,735.00
Pendre Post Office – £3,500.00
Pentwyn post office – £3,714.68
Pontyclun Post Office – £2,233.81
Thomastown Post Office – £3,859.30
Thornhill Post Office – £5,000.00
Trefeglwys Community Shop Ltd – £5,000.00
Llanelli Post Office – £500.00
North Cornelly Post Office – £500.00
Sketty Post Office – £500.00
Briton Ferry Post Office – £500.00
Eglwysbach Post Office – £500.00
Pontypridd Post Office – £500.00
Penllegaer Post Office – £500.00
Westcross Post Office – £500.00