Cllr Stephen Mosley, city council deputy leader and parliamentary candidate, said: “Last November, we campaigned outside Brook Street Post Office and there was real alarm in the community at the government’s plans.
“Post offices play an important role in community life in our city and we had hoped the government would listen to the strength of feeling here.”
Cllr Mosley said part of the Conservatives’ submission to the Post Office Ltd was that the Brook Street branch was at the centre of a regeneration programme and he was pleased to report this was one of the reasons being given for it remaining open.
He added: “Last December, I delivered a 7,456-name petition to Number 10 Downing Street. The message was clear – in Chester we have had enough of post office closures. Saving Brook Street is a victory for its customers but of little consolation for the thousands of others who will lose a valuable and valued service.”