Supporting Wealden Post Offices

The Post Office provides vital services to local residents and they are especially key in rural constituencies such as Wealden.

Post Offices form the heart of so many local communities, with many people relying on their local branch in order to access important services.

I have worked with several communities across Wealden to keep our Post Offices beaches open and I have previously successfully fought for three Post Offices that were under threat of closure to remain open.

I have campaigned alongside local residents and Withyham Parish Council in securing the Post Office at the newsagents in Groombridge, saved the Post Office in Hailsham, and reopened a Post Office in Mayfield, after the closure of the previous branch. I also supported Uckfield postal workers and met local postmen and women who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in Wealden over the Christmas period.

I will continue to lobby Post Office Ltd. when they make short-sighted decisions regarding service provision which will impact the local community.

I am aware of the challenges that our local Post Office branches have faced throughout the pandemic and that many have been forced to take steps to reduce their services. I have lobbied the Post Office to resume their outreach services as soon as possible, after they were suspended in many villages due to staff shortages and I am pleased that usual services have begun to be restored throughout the constituency. 

Ridgewood branch now has a new owner and Horam services have also been restored.

News

Post Office service restored in Horam

Post Office Limited yesterday restored their services in Horam.

Following the resignation of the postmaster, the Post Office branch on Horam High Street closed temporarily on 31 October 2018.

Return of Post Office services to Horam

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the news that Post Office Limited will be restoring their services in Horam from today (Monday 22 February).

Wealden MP shows support for Ridgewood Post Office

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has visited Ridgewood Post Office, near Uckfield in East Sussex, to meet its new owners Paulsanthan and Rohani Amirthaponkalan, and their young daughter Amelia, who took over the branch earlier this month.

GHANI SUPPORTS RIDGEWOOD POST OFFICE

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has visited Ridgewood Post Office to meet its new owners.

Jon and Sue Gothard have lived and worked at the Post Office for 34 years and have been at the centre of the community. After they decided to retire, Ridgewood Post Office was put on the market.

Ghani Opens New Post Office

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, opened a new Post Office in Mayfield.

Accompanied by Cllr. Rupert Simmons, Nus met with Mrs Jo Eates, the new Post-Master in Wealden, alongside staff, and members of the public to cut a ribbon to open the Post Office.