Labour MPs Welcome Decision on Shelley Post Office
Local MPs Mary Creagh and Shahid Malik have welcomed Post Office Ltd's decision to restore post office services in Shelley.
The future of the services has been saved with the establishment of a Hosted Outreach Service, only 550 yards from the former location, at Shelley Village Hall, Huddersfield Road, Huddersfield.
The Hosted Outreach Service will provide the same wide range of products and services with the addition of Motor Vehicle Licences. Customers who still want to collect benefits in cash can use the everyday banking services or Post Office card account.
Both Mary Creagh MP and Shahid Malik MP have campaigned hard to ensure that customers of Shelley Post Office can continue to access its services.
Mary Creagh MP for Wakefield, said: "The Labour Government recognises that the Post Office is a cherished national institution working at the heart of many communities. It is often the only provider of banking services in remote communities and prides itself on meeting the needs of vulnerable customers. I am delighted that Post Office Ltd has taken on board the representations that both Shahid and I have put forward in favour of retaining post office services in Shelley."
Shahid Malik MP for Dewsbury said: "It is a great result for Shelley folk, they now have a local postal service and the bonus of one of the nicest post mistresses in the country in Marion Davidson. Thanks must go to the local parish Councillor Malcolm MacDonald for bringing the matter to my attention."
Malcolm MacDonald Vice Chairman of the Shelley Community Association said: "I'm delighted at the prompt action taken by Mary Creagh MP and Shahid Malik MP which has led to the re-instatement of the Post Office in Shelley. They have both shown that they deeply care about local issues and, in particular, the viability of community life in rural areas."