MP’s assurance over Downham Market post office move

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Parking arrangements around the new location of Downham’s post office are to be reviewed following a meeting between residents, business leaders and politicians.

The facility is set to move to the High Street at the end of this year from its current home in Wales Court.

But concerns have been expressed about access to the new location for customers using mobility scooters and parents with pushchairs, as well as nearby parking.

However, following a meeting at the site, South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss says those issues will be examined.

She said: “The building will provide space for those on mobility scooters, as well as parents with push chairs, to manoeuvre around the site.

“The fact the building will be owner-occupied by the post mistress also offers long-term security and investment in post office facilities for the town.

“The High Street is due to be re-surfaced in February 2016 and Norfolk County Council has agreed to review the disabled parking as well any options for additional on street parking.”

The meeting was attended by representatives of Norfolk County Council, councillors Tony White, Don Tyler and Kathy Mellish, as well as the post-mistress, Parvan Ali, and a number of local residents.