Thursday, 19 July 2007

Lib Dems slam lack of Post Office at Roseberry Shopping Centre

Liberal Democrats on Redcar & Cleveland Council today took the Ruling Labour group to task over the failure to provide a Post Office at the new Roseberry Shopping Centre in Redcar.

At today’s meeting Liberal Democrat Councillor Glynis Abbott asked the Labour council chiefs whether they could assure local residents that a Post Office will be provided.

They were unable to do this but said that they hoped it would happen.

Councillor Abbott said:

“Local residents are very worried that they might not now get a Post Office in the shopping centre. As recently as June staff were expecting to move into the Sainsbury’s store, but that has now opened without a Post Office.

“The Labour Government has closed thousands of Post Offices across the country, and more will follow. But Post Offices provide vital services to many of the more vulnerable members of society, such as elderly people who are less able to travel far.

“It is not enough to simply hope that it will happen. We need action from the Labour Council to make sure that it does.”

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