Across Cambridgeshire, as many as 30 Post Offices face closure when
the Post Office announces its proposals on July 8th.
Nationally, up to 2,500 Post Offices
are set to close under government plans, debated last week in the
House of Commons.
Since 2002, 6 out of 23 branch Post
Offices have closed in the Peterborough constituency. Stewart
Jackson has this week written to Cllr John Peach, Leader of the City
Council, asking him to consider boosting the financial viability and
long term future of some local Post Offices by encouraging “Council
Counters” – so that the City Council could examine what services
they could provide through Post Offices and whether they could use
the Post Office network in their area to better engage with local
Stewart Jackson said: “This is a
great idea and I believe that the City Council will give it serious
consideration. Local Post Offices are a vital community resource and
some of them are in deprived areas.
“Any further closures will be a blow
to the community and to the social fabric of our area.”
Jackson was elected in May 2005 to represent the
Peterborough constituency in the House of Commons.
To find out more about him, his views and activities, visit his
Community Website - January 2008