MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Liberal Democrats have condemned another ‘stealth closure’ by the Post Office of a much valued Haringey branch, and have accused the Post Office of keeping the area in the dark over their closure plans. The Post Office has announced its intention to close its branch in Crescent Road, N22, giving local residents only a short time to organise their opposition to the plans.
Local councillors Wayne Hoban and David Beacham (Alexandra Ward) joined Lynne Featherstone and local residents at the weekend to protest about the closure. The loss of the Crescent Road post office, the third in the west of Haringey to face the axe, will mean a long walk for pensioners to the nearest branch. Lib Dems also say the closure will hurt the other shops in this small but vital shopping parade.
The party has also condemned the Post Office for failing to notify them of the plans, despite requests from Councillor Featherstone that the post office should notify her of all closure plans in the area.
Local councillor Wayne Hoban comments:
“This closure is very bad news for residents and for the shopping area around Crescent Road and the Triangle. The Post Office must think again about its plans.”
Lynne Featherstone adds:
“This third planned Post Office closure in the west of the borough is appalling. All our worst fears about the future of the local branch network appear to be materialising, and I am dismayed by what is a grossly flawed consultation process.”