TENBY’S Royal Mail delivery office is to close and be relocated to Narberth from next month.

Operations at Tenby will move to the new, purpose-built Narberth delivery office, at Rushacre Enterprise Park, Redstone Road, on February 18.

This follows discussions with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and staff in both offices.

There are 18 staff based at the Tenby delivery office.

A proposed relocation of the Whitland delivery office, which has 10 staff, to Narberth is still under discussion.

Narberth delivery office moved from the town’s Spring Gardens to the new site in October 2018, a significant investment in Royal Mail’s operations in the area.

The new purpose-built office in Narberth has been designed to meet operational requirements and offer better facilities for customers and staff.

A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “This is part of Royal Mail’s ongoing transformation of its business to increase the efficiency of its operation as well as providing delivery offices which are fit for purpose for our people and for our customers.

“As a commercial business, Royal Mail is responding to the huge growth in electronic communications and decline in letter volumes, while seeing a high volume of parcels and online shopping which need to be delivered to customers.

“When Tenby delivery office moves to the new site, there will be no impact on deliveries to our customers. The same postmen and women will continue to serve their local communities, delivering a high-quality service to customers.

“If Tenby customers choose to collect mail from us because they were not at home when we tried to deliver it, they will be able to do this from Tenby Post Office, Warren Street. It will be open seven days a week from 8.30am – 7.30pm. This is significantly longer than the customer service point at the current Tenby delivery office.”