SOLIHULL welcomed some good news as it was announced last week that the Post Office would keep a crucial contract.
The £250m Post Office Card Account (POCA) will remain with the Post Office and fears of branches in the borough being shut can be waived for the time being.
MP Lorely Burt is relieved that a private bidder will not receive the contract and that the Government have made the right decision.
"I think it might have been the end of the Post Office as we know it," she said.
Campaigners feared the forced closure of one in four Post Offices across Solihull if they failed to retain the contract.
Prospective Parliamentary candidate Maggie Throup also welcomed the news: "It is now a great relief for the threat of closure of even more Post Offices to be lifted."
As part of last week's announcement, the Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell, described the Post Office as "a national institution."