|Local Post Office Closure Confirmed|
High Road could lose its branch in a matter of weeks
Following a six-week public consultation, the Post Office has announced decisions on the future of branches across London. The plan confirmed today (May 7th) means that 155 branches, including the sub Post Office on the Chiswick High Road, will close in London with the first closures scheduled to take place from June 2008.
At a recent Area Comittee meeting, Chiswick councillors made it clear that they were against the closure of the sub Post Office but agreed to explore other locations to site post office services citing the library and Tesco / Sainsbury locals as preliminary suggestions.
Seven branches originally proposed for closure including those on Shepherds Bush Road and Askew Road will now remain open following a review of the issues raised during consultation. The proposal to close the Bollo Bridge Road branch is currently under further review.
Full details of the decisions and the issues raised during local public consultation are available by visiting www.postoffice.co.uk/networkchange or by writing to Post Office Ltd at Freepost Consultation Team (no stamp needed) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the six week local public consultation, Post Office Ltd received around 27,600 responses and attended 79 meetings with customers and their representatives. Anita Turner, Post Office Ltd's Network Development Manager for London, said, "These are difficult decisions which have not been taken lightly. We have considered very carefully all the comments made during the public consultation. We believe that the amended plan announced today offers our customers in London the best prospect for a sustainable network in the future, bearing in mind the Government's minimum access criteria and the other factors the Government has asked us to consider.