Barkingside Post Office is one of 76 Crown Post Offices facing closure. The Post Office has announced plans to close the existing Crown Post Office and instead open up a small sub-post office in a shop somewhere else on the High Street.
Ilford North Labour Party, led by Wes Streeting, is fighting these plans. We successfully passed a motion at Redbridge Council to fight the closure – but the Tories voted against it!
The existing Post Office is well used – with queues sometimes outside the door. A smaller unit inside a shop, with fewer counters and trained staff, would offer a poorer service to members of our community.
We’re also concerned about about accessibility of any new service for older people and the disabled.
We’ve had a fantastic response to our petition so far. The Post Office have yet to secure a partner to host a sub-Post Office, so there is still everything to play for.
Please sign our petition below to support our campaign. We’ll let you know about any developments and public meetings on the issue.