EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell has written to the Post Office regarding the future of the Meads Street branch.

Closure of the Co-op store, where the branch is co-located, has left its future uncertain.

Caroline said: “The Post Office is at the heart of our local communities and has kept us connected during these pandemic months.

“I share the concerns of Meads Councillors and the Meads Community Association around any potential closure and hope we can secure its future.”

A spokesperson for the store said, “The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum and while this often involves opening new stores, we also regularly review our existing sites.

“The decision to close any store is never taken lightly and, only after careful consideration will our Meads Street store close in February 2022.

“Our priority is to fully support colleagues, who have been informed. We would like to thank the community for its support of this store over the years.”

A Post Office spokesperson said, “The operator for Meads Post Office has made the difficult decision to close their store in February 2022.

“We have recently received a resignation. We know how important a Post Office is to a community and we will soon be advertising the vacancy.”