A TOWN’S post office is to reopen following concerns for its elderly residents after its recent closure.

Concerns had been raised for Saltney’s ‘neglected’ elderly residents after the closure of its only post office on January 15 following the resignation of its post master.

However, the branch, located on the high street, is to reopen on February 11 after the appointment of a temporary post master.

Residents were dismayed at its closure, with some believing it to be another hammer-blow to the elderly community they feel have been neglected and left alienated.

Sarah Hughes said: “It’s not just a post office, it’s taking away what our elders are comfortable with, and I am so uncomfortable that they are being forgotten and neglected.”

But the Post Office said that the closure would only be a temporary one, had has been true to its word.

A spokesman said: “We are pleased to say the branch is scheduled to reopen on February 11.

“The branch will be operated by a temporary postmaster while we continue to look for a permanent solution. The branch will open 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday.”

In the long term, a permanent residence for the post office will have to be found.

Any retailer or small business owner interested in running the post office and incorporating it into their business should ring 0845 266 8790 and talk to an advisor or email NTquestions@postoffice.co.uk or visit www.runapostoffice.co.uk.