Despite representations from local residents, local councillors and Bexley Council the Hollytree Parade Post Office in Foots Cray is due to close under the Post Office’s closure programme. No account has been taken of the wishes of local residents who fear that vital services are withering away.
Ward Councillors Cheryl Bacon, Ross Downing and Don Massey met with local residents again at the weekend and discussed the closure. They expressed their shock and dismay that another essential local service in Cray Meadows Ward on which they rely is being withdrawn.
In what Cllrs Cheryl Bacon, Ross Downing and Don Massey called an “utter sham of a consultation” less than a handful of Post Offices will be saved across London.
They said “despite an extension to the consultation time limit we can only be led to believe that the decision for the closure was already taken. The announcement was delayed because of London Mayoral Elections, not in order to give further consideration to the wishes of local people”.
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