Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) has launched a consultation about the future of postal services in Sulby, following the resignation of the sub postmaster in the village.
Sub postmaster Graham Garrett has tendered his resignation from the role he has held for 15 years citing his decision to close his retail business for his reason for stepping down. His last day as sub postmaster will be 27th March 2020.
Julie Edge MHK, Chairman of IOMPO said: “We accept Mr Garrett’s decision to retire and wish to express our sincere thanks to him for his exemplary loyalty and dedication to providing postal services to customers for such a long time. We recognise that customers will be saddened by the news and I’ve no doubt he will be much missed by his customers.”
She added: “Sub post offices are run by private individuals and we respect their decision when they choose to retire or resign from the role. We appreciate the services all sub postmasters provide across the Island and continue to work with them. We also meet with them on a regular basis.”
In line with principle six of IOMPO’s retail modernisation strategy, the business is seeking feedback from key stakeholder groups such as political representatives, the local authority, businesses and residents regarding the Board’s proposal not to replace the role of a sub postmaster in the village. As part of the strategy, the Board is also committed to ensuring 96% of Island residents live within 3 miles of a service access point for postal services, with one in each constituency.
Anyone keen to provide their input is welcome to do so before the closing date of 17th March 2020. Responses can be submitted via email Sulby.email@example.com or by post to: PO Box 82, c/o Sulby Consultation, Douglas, IM99 1EB.