A post office service is returning to Porthleven, albeit on a reduced basis.

From July 15 there will be a mobile service running in the port every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 2pm to 5pm each day.

The Post Office van will be parked in the Kitto's Field car park during these times, giving people the chance to send letters and parcels, as well as carry out some personal baking such as cash withdrawal and deposit savings.

It follows the permanent closure of Porthleven Post Office in Fore Street two weeks ago.

Cornwall Councillor Andrew Wallis has been working Post Office Ltd to get the service installed as soon as possible, and said: "My thanks go to the Post Office team for making sure Porthleven has a post office facility going forward.

"My thanks also goes to Cornwall Council for allowing the mobile unit to be parked in the car park, and finally Porthleven Town Council who have worked with me to secure the mobile unit."

MP Derek Thomas also raised a question in parliament, on the day Porthleven Post Office closed, regarding the planned mobile service for west Cornwall and when this would be in operation.

It is after nine post offices closed in his constituency in recent months.

Kelly Tolhurst, parliamentary under-secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, acknowledged that communities in west Cornwall had been "unduly inconvenienced", adding: "I just want to highlight that, with such a diverse network in many different locations and settings, it is true that some post offices will close due to unforeseen circumstances and lots of other reasons. It is important that the Post Office keeps up with that challenge to make sure our communities are well served."