Residents and local Labour politicians have been celebrating after the re-opening of the Garden Village Post Office in Kingsbridge after it was taken out of service 15 years ago.
Llwchwr Town Councillor Wilf Smith has successfully fought to get the post office back in operation along with Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi.
“I’m absolutely thrilled. I think it’s absolutely brilliant that we have been able to get the post office reinstated for the community as a whole,” said Tonia.
“It’s so good to see something like this re-opening at a time when the trend is to close these vital facilities. I am sure it is going to be a great asset for the surrounding community.”
Cllr Smith said: “My main concern all along is that we have done this for the community and the people in the area have a post office again.
“This campaign has been going on since December 2016 and we have to thank Business Development Field Manager at the Post Office, Amanda McGinley-Heath for helping us through the various processes.
“I would like to wish Mr Singh, who runs the Premier Store where the post office is situated, and his family all the success with this new venture.”
Shop owner Sukhdev Singh said: “I can’t thank Wilf and Tonia enough for the work they have put in on this. It’s not only great for me but it’s a great facility for the community.”
Kingsbridge county councillor William Evans said: “It was very disappointing to lose this facility in the first place despite widespread objections from residents. It’s really pleasing now to have this post office now reinstated for the people of Garden Village.”
PICTURE: L-R Cllr Robert Smith, Rhian Harris, Kevin Johns, Tonia Antoniazzi MP, Cllr Irene James (Major of Llwchwr), Sukhdev Singh, owner of the shop, Cllr Wilf Smith, and Suraj Singh.