Petition — Post Office Closures (Nottingham)

Delegated Legislation – in the House of Commons at 7:42 pm on 14th November 2007.

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Photo of John Heppell John Heppell Labour, Nottingham East 7:42 pm, 14th November 2007

I beg leave to present the petition of Rebecca Anderson on behalf of the customers of Carrington post office, Nottingham. They are my constituents, who are surprised that the selection criteria for post office branches should mean that a popular, profitable and highly performing branch should be selected for closure, especially when there is no realistic alternative.

The petition states:

The Petition of Rebecca Anderson on behalf of the customers of Carrington Post Office, Nottingham,

Declares that the selection criteria of Post Office branches that are proposed for closure have not taken into account the economic and social impact these closures will effect. This has resulted in one of the top 25 performing branches in the Nottingham area being proposed for closure. Each proposed branch should be comprehensively and accurately assessed. The Petitioners have evidence that this has not been done so far.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to review the restructuring process with Post Office Ltd with a view to protecting commercially viable branches from being closed; and further urge the Government to ask Post Office Ltd to enter in public meetings where these are requested by the local communities.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.