EIGHT rural communities in west Cornwall will have a mobile Post Office service, which will be operated by the Postmaster for St Keverne. 

This service is scheduled to start on July 15.

Lewis Horn, Post Office change manager said: “Since the closure of the Post Offices for these communities we have continued to work to identify a solution to restore services to the local communities.

"We have therefore introduced a mobile service, which is a tried and tested way of maintaining service to smaller communities.” 

The travelling Post Office, which is aboard a specifically designed vehicle, will deliver vital services to people in Gulval, Connor Downs, Leedstown, Heamoor, Carbis Bay, Constantine, Praa Sands and Porthleven, at set times each week. 

The Postmaster for St Keverne already runs the Mobile Post Office service for Newlyn and some changes will be made to that service to accommodate all the additional stops.

It will visit Barrons Square, Newlyn, Penzance, TR18 5HL on a Tuesday and Thursday: 1 -5pm. 

The communities of Gulval, Connor Downs and Leedstown have permanently been added to the mobile route.

Also temporary services have been added for Heamoor, Carbis Bay, Constantine, Praa Sands and Porthleven, while a permanent solution is sought. 

Customers can share their views online at www.postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 229555. 

Submissions can also be made via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.