A MINIBUS will be running three days a week to take people to Leysters Post Office.

The service that is free will operate from Tenbury every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

It is hoped that this will continue until a new Post Office opens in Tenbury.

The service is being offered by the Kyrebrook Day Care Centre that supports vulnerable people in the community.

It will leave from the bus stop in Teme Street outside Smarty Pants and Associates, opposite the Regal at 10.30am. This will enable people to use Post Office services.

The Post Office in Bowketts closed on Saturday, May 4 when the supermarket shut its doors for the last time after more than 100 years in the town, the past three of them serving as the Post Office.

Meanwhile the Royal Mail has agreed to take another look at the company’s local parcel delivery service during the temporary closure of Tenbury’s Post Office.

Undelivered parcels are available for collection at Leominster’s sorting office, but the Royal Mail has agreed to look at an alternative, easier provision for those people who have missed a delivery.

Customers are still able to arrange for re-delivery as usual and local postmen and women are being encouraged to work with customers so that local people aren’t seriously inconvenienced by the temporary arrangements.

Tenbury MP Harriett Baldwin and Ludlow MP Philip Dunne, whose constituency includes Burford, over the bridge from Tenbury, have expressed concern about the consequences of the closure of the Post Office.

“I have written to Royal Mail and asked them to think again about the Leominster plan,” said Mrs Baldwin, who says that the present arrangement is not good enough.

Seats for the minibus to Leysters are limited, so booking is essential.

Call Carole on 01584 811285, or drop into Smarty Pants & Accessories at 40, Teme Street to book a seat.