Petition — Post Offices (Clifton, Bristol)

– in the House of Commons at 7:32 pm on 5th September 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Liberal Democrat, Bristol West 7:32 pm, 5th September 2012

The petition is from Bristol West constituents and concerns a post office in my constituency, one of the many that were closed between 2004 and 2008 under the previous Government—the Alma Vale road post office in Clifton, which is still trading as the Clifton Mini Market. The owner of the shop, Mr Satnam Singh, has collected the support of approximately 400 customers who want him to reopen the post office on a voluntary basis.

The Petition states:

The Petition of residents of Bristol West constituency,

Declares that the Petitioners support the proposed re-opening of the Clifton Mini Market Post Office.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to make provision for post offices to be operated on a voluntary basis so that communities such as ours may gain an invaluable service.

And the Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.