Frustrated residents label Immingham a ‘ghost town’
Frustrated residents in Immingham have reacted to the town’s latest closures, branding the area a ‘ghost town’.
This follows the news that the areas only Post Office is scheduled to close as Immingham loses the McColl’s store on Kennedy Way.
The local Lloyds bank is also closing on November 15th, leaving the town without a bank.
The decision to close these facilities will force people in Immingham to travel into Grimsby for many of their essential needs.
Now, locals have labelled the area a ‘ghost town’ with many taking to social media to express their dissapointment and concern for the future of the town.
Speaking to Gi Grimsby News, Margaret Smith said: “How are elderly people supposed to do anything?
“Its shocking, unacceptable and completely impossible for people who dont travel or have a car.
“I have neighbours who can’t use public transport and don’t drive for mobility reasons, what are they supposed to do?
“Even small villages like South Killingholm have a Post Office and what are we left with?”
McColl’s, along with its internal Post Office branch is set to close in January 2023.
A Post Office spokesperson said: “We regret to confirm that Morrisons have taken the difficult decision to close some McColl’s stores that hosted Post Offices, due to the unprofitability of the retail in that store, not helped by the difficult high street conditions facing retailers.
“Morrisons have confirmed that they will keep Kennedy Way Post Office open throughout the Christmas period and that it will close in the New Year.
“We will undertake an assessment of the local area and will be working closely with nearby postmasters to support them with the likely increase in footfall for both their Post Office and their own retail services and will review requirements for the local community.
“There are two alternative Post Offices that customers can use in the New Year.
“South Killingholme Post Office is open between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday between 9am and 12.30pm. We recognise that this is a 20-minute bus ride away. Keelby Post Office is open from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 8am until 10pm on Sundays.”
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