NEWS that a post office in Moreton is to re-open under new management has been welcomed by campaigners.

Saughall Bridge Post Office on Hoylake Road will restore its services on Thursday, August 8.

The previous branch closed in April 2022 due to 'unforeseen circumstances' and is one of three in Wirral that were closed by the Post Office. So far, the Post office has refused to re-open branches in Upton and Wallasey Village, in spite of more than 1,000 people supporting the campaign, and the backing of Wirral Council.

Moreton West & Saughall Massie councillor Vida Wilson said: "From the day we were first elected, this is one of the top issues raised with councillors Colin Baldwin, Gary Bennett and me.

"We have been in regular contact with the Post Office since then, highlighting the issues this was causing to residents and the need for it to re-open.

"Post Offices are a vital part of many high streets and Saughall Bridge is ideally placed to serve that part of the borough.

“We all saw the effect of the mass branch closures before 2010 and so we were determined to keep up the pressure on the Post Office to re-open Saughall Bridge.

“We're really looking forward to welcoming the new Postmaster to our community.

“Thank you to everyone who has backed our campaign, and to the Wirral Globe for reporting it!”

Karl Haddon, Network Lead for the Post Office, said: "The service will be operating from the same premises at 388 Hoylake Road by a new Postmaster, offering a range of Post Office products and services.

"I know that the local community will join me in welcoming this good news and hope that our customers will continue to use this service."