Councillors welcome Post Office success
Councillors in Hinckley and Bosworth have welcomed news that the Post Office has won the DVLA contract to continue issuing driving licenses and car tax discs. Post Offices had the contract to issue driving licenses and car tax discs, but the contract was under review with payments network PayPoint challenging the Post Office for the contract.
Cllr David Bill (Lib Dem Hinckley:Clarendon) said "We were contacted by a local Postmaster in the Borough who asked us to back the campaign to keep the DVLA contract with Post Offices. We wrote in to support the Post Offices in their cause and we are delighted that Post Offices have kept this business.
"Our local Post Offices are a vital local service. Under previous governments thousands of Post Offices were closed across the country.
"It's therefore crucial that we keep the Post Offices we have left. The more services Post Offices can provide the more chance they have of surviving and thriving and it's therefore great news for the remaining Post Offices in Hinckley and Bosworth that they will continue to deliver these services."