Merton Council is urging residents to take part in the Post Office public consultation on the proposed closure of six post offices in the borough. The consultation started yesterday and lasts six weeks, finishing on the 2 April. During this time, residents are invited to submit their concerns and questions to the Post Office. For more information about the consultation, visit: http://www.postoffice.co.uk/portal/po/jump2?catId=63400714&mediaId=57600693
Merton Council Leader, Councillor David Williams said: ‘Closures are bad news for our local communities. They will mean that some of the most vulnerable people in Merton – the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged – will suffer greatest from the loss of access to these services. Post Offices are the lifeblood of any community, and are vital local amenities for many residents.
The Council will be doing all it can to defend our post offices from closure. However, we need local people and users of our post offices to help too by responding to the Post Office’s official consultation and making known their views and experiences.’