Local politicians have celebrated the opening of a mobile post office in Llandinam.
Russell George, Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, and Karl Lewis, County Councillor for Llandinam, visited the mobile post office this week (1st August 2017).
Run by Mary Davies, who has run Llangurig Post Office with her husband Colin for 20 years, Llandinam Post Office is open at the village hall every Tuesday from 9am - 11am.
Following the visit, Mr George said:
"I'm delighted that the Post Office has opened the new mobile service in Llandinam.
"Until its closure, the village had previously enjoyed the benefits of a Post office for many years and since the closure, residents have been concerned about the lack of postal services within the village.
"I have previously been in discussions with communities and the post office regarding the provision of post office services in Llanbrynmair, Castle Caereinion and Sarn so knew that it would be possible for a mobile service to be considered for Llandinam.
"I am therefore delighted that after discussions with Llandinam Community Council almost a year ago, the Post Office has agreed to the new service on all of our efforts have come to fruition."
Cllr, Karl Lewis added:
"Residents had contacted me and Llandinam Community Council to say that it was causing inconvenience and difficulties for them to access the nearest postal service located in few miles away so I'm delighted that this new mobile Post Office has opened to serve the residents of Llandinam.
"The new service will be especially beneficial to the elderly residents in the village, who have found accessing postal services located away from the village very difficult, with some suffering mobility problems and reliant on very limited bus service.
"It is great news for this rural community who have a proven track record of fighting hard to keep their village services open."
Mary Davies said:
"We know how valuable post office services are to rural communities especially with banks closing in some of our towns and while not a full replacement for permanent Post Office services, the mobile service seems to be providing an alternative which can support a number of needs for local people."