Launceston residents have lost another service this week as Evri makes cuts to its local sending programme.
Following rumours that Evri may be leaving Launceston and suspending some of its services in the town, the postal company, formally Hermes, has announced that it will be closing ‘some’ of it’s posting and collecting programmes.
As of August 25, Launceston’s Co-op will no longer offer Evri services.
A company spokesperson told the Post: “The InPost Locker in Launceston is still available for sending and collecting parcels. From the 25 August, Evri ParcelShop services will no longer be available at Co-op.”
With this cut taking place, those who use the service will now be forced to travel out of town if they wish to use a face-to-face system.
During the cost of living crisis, many have been turning to services such as Vinted, Depop and eBay to sell some of their belongings, and make ends meet, however, with Evri suspending the programme, using such means is likely to become more difficult.
The company spokesperson continued: “We currently have around 10,000 ParcelShops and Lockers and 75% of the population are within a 10 minute walk. Evri plans to build on this and increase the number of ParcelShops and Lockers to 15,000 by the end of the year.”
However, for now, Launceston will be left with only a single option when posting via Evri.