Blaenavon’s new Post Office opened its doors on Monday 27 July in Broad Street.
Nick and Wendy who established Artie Craftie, which is an arts and crafts shop that offers a photography studio, framing service as well as stationery and gifts. They had decided 12 months earlier to save the Post Office after Chris Rowles, the Post Master, announced he was closing his branch. This was devastating news to the residents and businesses of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon because of the impending loss of postal services and the main source of banking services.
With the help of Torfaen County Borough Council, who reserved the empty premises next door to Artie Craftie, Nick and Wendy made their application to the Post Office who worked with them to save the service.
The Post Office is open from 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Saturday which is longer than the previous service.