HOPES are high that a community could soon see the return of a post office.
Brymbo Post Office on High Street closed in May, leading to calls for a new facility to be created in the village.
Now fresh hope has been given the campaign after it was confirmed discussions have been taking place about its return at a different location.
Brymbo councillor Paul Rogers said: “Since the closure of Brymbo post office several months ago I have worked with Post Office representatives to look at alternative locations where it could operate from.
“I can confirm an application has been made to reopen the post office and that it has been progressed to interview stage.
“If successful it is hoped the post office will reopen in the autumn and we hope to be able to announce this in due course."
A Post Office spokesman said: “The Post Office is committed to providing a service in Brymbo.
“We know how important post office services are to people in the area and we can confirm that productive discussions are taking place with a view to reintroducing a service at the earliest opportunity.”
Clwyd South AM Ken Skates is also optimistic about a post office being reopened in Brymbo.
Mr Skates has been in regular contact with the Post Office since the village lost its branch.
He said: “I understand talks are progressing well with an interested party and the Post Office hopes to be able to progress to the interview stage in the next few weeks.
“If the applicant is successful, I am hopeful work would begin immediately to restore this vital service to the Brymbo community.
“I have been liaising regularly with the relevant people over the past few months to make sure everything possible is done to bring back Post Office services to the village, and I can assure my constituents I will continue to do all I can to make it happen.”