LGP News - Save our Post Office
|Save our Post Office|
|Wed, Jun 30, 2010|
|On June 30 2007, Councillor Matt Follett and other Green Party members took part in a demonstration against the closure of Bishop Street Post Office. |
It took place outside W H Smith's in Gallowtree Gate, whose basement is supposed to replace the Bishop Street facilities.
Councillor Follett said: "One reason for this proposed closure is that the Post Office needs to make savings in order to compete against private firms. This is a result of enforced competition under EU rules, which were strongly supported by the UK Government - and only a few days ago Gordon Brown himself intervened to prevent the EU's free market principles from being watered down by such old-fashioned notions as worker protection."
The Green Party believes that the privatisation of the Post Office, in part or full, is against the interests of people living in rural and urban communities.