MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Lib Dem GLA member and Muswell Hill councillor Lynne Featherstone has written to the Post Office to demand details of their closure plans for branches in the Haringey area and elsewhere in London. The move follows a continued lack of information over Labour Government and Post Office closure plans for the area, which Lib Dems says is likely to see several more post office branches facing the axe.
The Post Office had announced in July that it intends to reveal plans for closures on a constituency by constituency basis, but no such information has yet been made available to the public.Ms Featherstone says it is high time that the plans were revealed, as many residents will want to fight the plans.
Local post office branches in Park Road and Archway Road, as well as others on the edge of the borough in Crouch Hill, Archway and Highgate, have already been victims of the closure programme. Several more branches may now follow, as the Post Office attempts to shut down 3,000 urban branches across the country.
Lynne Featherstone comments:
“Instead of keeping their plans under wraps, it is high time the Post Office now revealed its closure plans, and I have therefore asked for details for Haringey and all the London boroughs.We do not even know when these plans will be put on the table. Branches earmarked so far have suffered from an ‘ambush’ from the Post Office, with little time for local residents to make their protests heard – especially local pensioners who use their branch every week, for whom the closures will be a huge blow.”