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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Lloyd meets Post Office Managers in Westminster

May 10, 2013 12:29 PM

This week Stephen Lloyd MP met a senior manager from the Post Office Ltd to express residents' concerns at the closure of the longstanding Post Office in Freshwater Square, Willingdon. It was explained to Mr Lloyd that Post Office Ltd had not sought out this situation but were having to manage the current shop owners wish to retire.

Stephen Lloyd MP said: "I recognise that the Post Office is having to manage a change that was not of their making, and I recognise they have tried to find a replacement. However, I had to point out to the Post Office Executive that their proposal to re-open a Post Office in Willingdon village is not really adequate. I think it's wonderful the Post Office is coming back to where it was lost six years or so ago, particularly considering the amount of effort we all pout in to oppose its closure originally, but for the residents of Freshwater Square, many of whom are elderly and lack transport, it is not a proper alterative."

He added: "It's not on the bus route and is really too far for an elderly person to walk. The manager has taken on my concerns and hopefully we will see some progress in this matter, but I would still urge local residents to join me in writing to the Post Office Consultation so it can appreciate the challenges presented by this move. The consultation needs to hear how this move will affect the lives of local people.