Post Office Limited, a company which unlike the Royal Mail is still fully owned by the UK Government, is planning to close the Crown Post Office in Crawley.
While some of the services will in future be provided by WH Smiths in County Mall, it is hard to imagine that the full range of services currently available at the Post Office will be provided on-site. It has already been confirmed that the biometric equipment required for renewing official documents will be lost, potentially requiring significant trips out of area for many residents.
I have already responded to the consultation outlining my concerns in detail, and I would encourage you to do the same: https://www.crawleynews24.co.uk/bad-bad-bad-crawley-council-leader-tells-post-office-why-proposed-closure-is-not-good/
The Conservative Government has made it clear that they don’t intend to stop the closure, despite their control over the Post Office, so it’s now up to us to #SaveOurPostOffice
Crawley Labour representatives including myself will be joining the CWU Day of Action outside Crawley Post Office from 10am tomorrow, fighting to save our local services and I’d encourage other concerned residents to join with us and make Crawley’s voice heard.
If you cannot attend the protest, but would like to help in some other way, the CWU has set up a website with a range of actions you can take at: http://www.saveourpostoffice.co.uk/