Madeley Post Office and Shop saved by new tenant
Madeley Post Office and Shop has been saved after Telford & Wrekin Council’s Estates and Investments Team negotiated terms with a new tenant.
The new tenant is Balvir Randhawa who got in touch with the council after seeing an article about the planned closure in the Shropshire Star newspaper.
Terms have been agreed with Mr Randhawa who has been through the Post Office application process and has been approved.
He is taking a ten year lease on the Post Office and Shop bringing extensive experience of running both his own and other Post Office premises for a number of years.
Mr Randhawais taking on the staff who already work at the existing Post Office and Shop, which will continue to sell groceries.
Councillor Paul Watling, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Co-operative Communities, Engagement and Partnerships and Madeley ward member, said: “This is great news and I would like to thank Mr Randhawa for his commitment to Madeley Post Office and Shop.
“Following the re-opening of the Anstice Memorial Hall, this is another massive boost for the community in Madeley and I am sure everyone in Madeley will extend a warm welcome to Mr Randhawa when he opens for business.”
Mr Randhawa said: “I am delighted to be able to save the Post Office in Madeley and this seemed too good an opportunity to miss. I would like to thank Marc Jones in Telford & Wrekin Council’s Estates and Investments Team for his hard work in making this a reality.”
The previous leaseholder had said that they would close the facility when their lease expired in November.
A short film about what is happening can be viewed here.
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