Thursday, August 7, 2008

Andrew Lansley MP joins Post Office fight

Local MP Andrew Lansley visited Coleridge this week to help the campaign to save St Johns Post Office, which is threatened by Labour's latest Post Office closure program.

I joined Andrew to discuss with the sub postmaster the branch usage and how local residents might be affected, including:

  • The lack of post office facilities for the hundreds of new homes being built near to this Post Office.
  • The lack of post office facilities for many people in the South of the City, including staff at Addenbrokes.
  • The students living in the area, and the consultation deadline closing prior to their return.
  • The limited opening hours of the nearest alternative post office.
  • The range of services that the post office allows each branch to offer.

Andrew will be feeding back his own comments to the Post Office.

Many thanks to Andrew for visiting Coleridge and joining the fight to save St Johns post office - some customers were slightly surprised to discover that St John's Post Office whilst in Coleridge ward is also currently in Andrew's South Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency, along with other parts of the ward south of Cherry Hinton Road!

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