SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbin says she is delighted at the final outcome over the post office in Culmore.
Said Cllr Dobbins “The post office facility is to stay in the community.
“That was an assurance given by Post Office in early March and I’m delighted and relieved this will now be a reality.
“As a community we were dismayed that Post Office were closing its Culmore branch and that they were even considering not reinstating their services within the Culmore area.
“I was very much aware that the extensive application process to obtain the right to have post office facilities within any outlet was a daunting, time consuming task.
“But with the highly supported “Keep our Post Office” petition to retain the services in our community I was confident those assurances would be upheld.
“I would like to commend Alwin Curry and his management team for persevering with this task and would like to extend my congratulations on their successful application to have a Post Office facility in Curry’s Spar Culmore.
“I am aware that plans, procedures and training need to be embarked upon but it is hopeful that this will only delay the reopening of our post office facilities by a few months.
“I also wish to thank everyone who contributed to the online and physical petition.”