More than 100 attend public meeting on postal counter's future
Save our post office: that was the resounding message from a packed Port St Mary town hall last night.
The village commissioners held the public meeting, which was well attended by more than a hundred residents.
It was to discuss the future of the local post office, as the current subpostmaster is retiring.
The IoM post office board met with commissioners last week with a proposal outlining how the facility could continue in some form for the community.
However many in the crowd commented that no other options had been put forward, reinforcing a feeling that it’s future was a foregone conclusion:
Among the audience was the post office CEO Simon Kneen and chair Julie Edge, who both fielded angry questions from local residents.
MHK for Rushen Juan Watterson was also in attendance, and said the proposals aren't good enough:
You can hear more from his interview with Manx Radio's Alex Wotton below:
Ms Edge said the board has a duty to provide postal services, but other aspects of the Post Office aren't guaranteed:
You can hear Ms Edge's interview in full with Alex Wotton below: