The sub-post office at the popular Spar Store at Brockhill Rise on the southern edge of Penarth has been closed and may not be re-opened.
The sub-post office is operated on a “commission” basis by the owners of the Spar Store, James Gough and his business partner Lloyd Howell , – and its future now depends on a re-evaluation of its profitability and the effect its closure has on the rest of the business.
Today Mr Gough said the sub-post office at Brockhill Rise hadn’t “actually closed” but had “stopped at the moment temporarily “.
He said “It’s a costing measure and myself and my business partner are looking at it to decide whether it is as tenable fixture in the business. We haven’t made a decision on whether it’s going to re-open or not. Unfortunately it’s been a bit of drag on us as a business”.
The sub-post office shut on January 6th and a final decision on whether or not it is to re-open will be made early next month
The Spar convenience store and its post office – a lifeline for hundreds of local residents – was owned by Bill & Justine Blunsdon who retired in 2015 after 15 years of serving the community.