Cllrs Cheryl Bacon, Ross Downing and Don Massey were shocked to hear that Hollytree Parade Post Office in Foots Cray was listed in the Post Office’s latest round of closures published this week. Though the process will be subject to public consultation, the Post Office has already closed thousands of branches across the country and are expected to close as many again in the coming year.
Cllrs Bacon, Downing and Massey said:
“Residents in Cray Meadows feel they are being stripped of essential services, with the imminent closure of Longmead Drive Surgery, the threat to vital Accident and Emergency and Maternity services at Queen Mary’s Hospital and now the proposed closure of their local Post Office.”
Cray Meadows councillors will be fighting to save this much needed local service and have urged local residents to respond to the consultation. Comments can be sent by letter to Anita Turner, Network Develoment Manager, C/o National Consultation Team, Post Office Ltd, FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM or by e-mail to email@example.com or by logging onto http://www.postoffice.co.uk/networkchange.
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