Deal agreed for temporary Dawley Post Office home

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked with Great Dawley Town Council and local councillors to negotiate a deal for a temporary Dawley Post Office home.

Deal agreed for temporary Dawley Post Office home

The Post Office, which provides a key service for residents in the town, has reached an agreement to move to the temporary base within Dawley Library at Dawley House on Burton Street.

The council is working with Great Dawley Town Council and the Post Office to finalise the move with further details about opening times to be released in due course.

It was previously based within the Co-op on Dawley High Street but the Co-op has chosen not to renew its lease which expires this month.

Telford & Wrekin Council is continuing to work with the post office to find a permanent home and ensure the service’s long term future for generations to come.

Advanced talks are also underway with a like-for-like national food retailer about the current Co-op on Dawley High Street.

Dawley Library is just a stone’s throw from the main high street in the town and there is a free, public car park nearby.

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked with Great Dawley Town Council to secure space next to the main library entrance for the temporary facility which provides ramp access and makes it easily accessible for disabled residents.

Telford & Wrekin Council has recently supported a number of businesses in Dawley through its Pride in Our High Street programme, which provides funding to help businesses launch on the high street in empty retail units and on market stalls.

The programme has given two businesses, N’Chanted and Graze & Glory, over £4,500 between them in start-up trial grants to help them launch on Dawley Market.

Jolly Good Egg company has also received a £434 digital grant which has helped to buy a high resolution wall monitor to display its expanding range of products and to support a new click and collect service.

Councillor Lee Carter (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street, said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement for a temporary home for Dawley Post Office at the library, ensuring that our residents will continue to have access to the key services they need.

“We recognise how important the post office is to Dawley residents and to the survival of the high street and we have been working closely with residents and local businesses to safeguard its future.

“We are continuing to focus on the opening of a new permanent base for the post office in the town.

.“We also remain in advanced talks with a national retailer to become the main food shop in the high street and it's important that the offer is the right one for local residents and other businesses.

“We will continue to work with existing businesses in the town to support and promote them and attract new businesses.”

Photo: Dawley House - Courtesy of Great Dawley Town Council