Campaigners plan to step up their action over Neath's Crown Post Office
PROTESTS are being organised as a Save Our Post Office campaign in Neath starts moving up a gear.
Campaigners called a public meeting in the town at the weekend and will follow it up with two gatherings outside the main Neath branch in Windsor Road.
A second public meeting will also be called, with the Post Office invited to send representatives.
Bosses are looking to find retail partners for 70 of its crown branches across Wales, including those in Neath, Port Talbot and Morriston. They say they have no plans to close any of them — but they are looking for retailers to help continue and modernise the services in the towns.
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The campaign is being orchestrated by the Neath Constituency Labour Party and was the brainchild of Cimla councillor John Warman.
He said: "It was a very well attended meeting and the views of residents was very clear.
"Nobody supported the idea of moving the post office away from its current location. People said they could not understand why there is this threat to it because every time they go into the post office it is very busy."
Mr Warman said people also felt they would lose their privacy and security if the service was shifted into a retail location.
He said the constituency party's campaign committee would be meeting this week. It would discuss further action recommended at the public meeting, which was held in Neath Town Hall.