I'm taking Post Office to court to stop closures
PUBLISHED: 16:33 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010
Dear Editor, THE high street vital to the life of most communities in London and one of the shops we all take for granted in is the post office. Royal Mail announced it would close 171 post offices across London. I'm going to fight them, which is why I'm taking the Post Office to court
THE high street vital to the life of most communities in London and one of the shops we all take for granted in is the post office.
Royal Mail announced it would close 171 post offices across London.
I'm going to fight them, which is why I am taking the Post Office to court.
Nearly half London's post offices have been closed Since I came to office in 2000, while at the same time the number of people for each branch has increased nearly 80 per cent.
Instead of closing down branches, they should be opening more to serve the community.
If the Post Office is allowed to get away with these savage cuts, the biggest losers will be the most disadvantaged, the elderly, the disabled and those picking up benefits and child support.
I simply won't let them lose this vital service without a fight.
That is why, this week, I began legal proceedings against the Post Office and hope the courts will force them to conduct a more thorough consultation with Londoners and reconsider their closure programme.
Mayor of London
City Hall, Queen's Walk, Southwark
THE East London Advertiser is campaigning to save the five sub post offices in the East End that are under threat.
They are at:
75, Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, E1
Watney Street, Shadwell, E1
Devons Road, Bromley-by-Bow, E3
Heylyn Square, Bow, E3; and
The Quarterdeck, Millwall, E14.
Do you think our sub post officers should be closed?
You can also tell the Post Office what you think.
Write to: Anita Turner, Network Development Manager, c/o National Consultation Team, Freepost Consultation Team;
Or phone: 08457-223344;
Or email: email@example.com