Today (Wednesday 19th August), Justin Madders MP, Councillor Lynn Clare and Councillor Jess Crook launched a campaign to save the Post Office in Wolverham.
The Post Office are consulting on a proposal to close the Post Office and move the service into a nearby store.
“We have launched this campaign in response to local residents who are concerned that this is actually just a cost-cutting exercise by the Post Office which will lead to a reduction in service in the area. What was particularly disappointing was that the original proposals advertised by the Post Office made no mention of them moving from the current location. I am pleased that following representations from myself they will be reissuing the documentation to make this clear.”
“Local people want to keep this vital local service and do not want an empty shop on the parade which may lead to vandalism in the area. There has been such a lot of improvement with new shops and houses by the Wolverham roundabout in recent years we don’t want to see more and more empty shops cropping up. Local people are also concerned that they will not have the full range of services now available to them and there is little space to be served properly if the Post Office is integrated into another store.”
Councillors Lynn Clare and Jess Crook have joined me in launching a petition to show the strength of feeling in Wolverham against the closure of the existing Post Office. Local residents and users of the Post Office in Wolverham can sign the petition when they next visit the shops.”