Don Foster MP*
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GOVERNMENT FINALLY ADMIT POST OFFICE CLOSURE FLAWS

The Government has finally admitted that the so-called “Urban Reinvention Scheme” for post office closures is flawed.

Trade Minister, Stephen Timms MP admitted that, in many cases, the consultation process for closures had not been dealt with appropriately or with sufficient sensitivity.

Commenting, Don said

Main Image"Surprise, Surpirse!

“It has taken 14 months for the Government to finally admit the closure programme is a total fiasco, with not a shred of strategic forethought – exactly what we’ve been telling them for ages.

“This is bitter news for Bath’s communities who’ve been devastated by the loss of their local Post Office, such as South Twerton - where even after a really impressive campaign, the branch was still closed.”

“The improvements outlined in the statement today should make the process fairer in future consultations, but what about the 680 post offices that have already closed?

“Having acknowledged that the urban closure is a fiasco, the DTI must now begin a review of those 680 closures, and take appropriate steps where necessary."

ENDS

This article published: 05/02/2024

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