Residents will know that the Post Office branch in Newick is currently closed. I have been in regular correspondence with the Post Office and am working to find a suitable operator for the Post Office in Newick.
I can confirm from my discussions with the Post Office that their Field Team have had an expression of interest from a potential new business who have said that they wish to make an application, and Post Office are currently waiting to receive it. If they do submit an application they will need to provide a business plan to Post Office officials to ensure that the plan is sustainable to keep a Post Office open in the village long term. If this is successful following an interview process the applicant will be able to open a Post Office branch in the village.
It is essential that Newick has a Post Office and that local residents do not have to travel to neighbouring towns and villages for postal services. I will continue to be in contact with Post Office to ensure that a Post Office is restored to Newick as soon as possible.
I would be grateful if you could take a moment to complete my Newick Post Office Survey to let me know your views on Newick's Post Office.