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MP tells the Post Office to listen to Urmston residents
12:00pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
MP Kate Green has told the Post Office to listen to local people’s concerns, following an announcement that Urmston Crown Post Office will be franchised before the end of March.
The Post Office Limited plans to franchise 70 Crown sites to third parties across the country to cut costs as part of the organisation’s ‘modernisation’ plan.
Ms Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, is to hold a crunch meeting this week with Post Office bosses to discuss the situation.
She says the Post Office is keeping residents in the dark about who the franchise partner will be in Urmston and exactly when the franchising process will take place.
In response to a survey carried out by Ms Green earlier this year, 68 per cent of residents said they want the post office to stay as it is.
The MP found that people’s top concerns with the changes were queues, quality of services, and what will happen to post office staff, who are worried about their jobs.
She wrote to Post Office management demanding answers about future post office services in Urmston several months ago and has now secured a meeting with Royal Mail to highlight local concerns.
Ms green said: “I have spoken to dozens of residents who are seriously worried about the future of their post office and concerned that they haven’t had the chance to have their say in the recent changes.
“The post office is at the heart of our community and this is a disgraceful way to treat loyal customers and longstanding staff.
“I will be meeting with Royal Mail management next week to demand answers about the future of this vital service.”
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