Friday, 20 July 2007

Fight is on to save Post Office

Liberal Democrats in Redcar have called on Redcar & Cleveland's ruling Labour Councillors to pull out all the stops in a bid to include a Post Office in the new Roseberry shopping centre.

Newcomen Ward Councillor Glynis Abbott asked why the plan to house the post office in the new Sainsbury Local store had not materialised as expected. "Why were Councillors and residents not told about this in advance. It was clear to me at the Council meeting that even the Labour Cabinet member was not fully aware of what was happening.

Liberal Democrat's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Ian Swales said, "It is vital we retain a post office in this part of Redcar. It has a high population of elderly people and people on low income.

"We have launched a campaign starting with a petition to save the post office and will do everything we can to get it back on track.

"The Liberal Democrats are campaigning hard against the closure of more than 1000 post offices nationally."

Councillor Glynis Abbott and Ian Swales (pictured) were at Sainsbury's Local Store Roseberry Square at today collecting signatures on a petition calling on the Council to ensure that a post office is included as agreed in the plans. Copies of the petition have been placed in local shops.

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