Dear Suzanne (Parish Clerk)
I fear the letter you have is now dated and the situation is not now as optimistic.
We were all hopeful that Malthouse would continue to operate the Post Office until a mobile service was in place. However I was advised on 23rd January by Laura Tarling, External Affairs Manager for the Post Office, that Malthouse had advised that it would not be possible to continue under the current way they operate the branch and thus there will be a temporary closure of the service.
I am, of course, keeping up the pressure on this and have asked the Post Office to give me an indication of timescale and also to keep me updated on progress.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news in this instance.
With best wishes
John (Howell MP)