|Three local post offices helped by Welsh Government Fund|
|News - Political News|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:06|
Three local post offices helped by Welsh Government Fund
Llanelli Labour AM Keith Davies has welcomed a total investment of almost £45,000 after three local Post Offices successfully applied for a funding boost to upgrade services.
Furnace, Trimsaran and Llwynhendy Post Offices made the shortlist of successful bids receiving a share of a total fund equalling £526,698 to help sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses diversify and improve their facility.
Keith Davies, AM for Llanellisaid:
“The Post Office is still very much part of the local community. So I am proud that the Welsh Labour Government continues to support them to offer a wider range of services.
"I am especially pleased that because of this funding, Llwynhendy Post Office will, in future, also host the local Credit Union. People in that part of Llanelli will have the opportunity to save easy and borrow sensibly from a trusted institution available on their doorstep.
“I would encourage other local sub-postmasters or mistresses to apply for any future funding to help support their business
Welsh Labour’s Local Government and Communities Minister, Carl Sargeant said:
"Post offices provide a range of services to local communities, the loss of which could see those communities suffer social or financial exclusion.
"I am delighted that 48 post offices have benefitted from capital grants from this latest round of PODF with a further 10 post offices benefiting from revenue grants for business advice. I am sure the scheme will continue to provide much needed support to sub postmasters and postmistresses so that whilst maintaining their current business they can expand on the services they offer their local communities.”