Save our P.O.

SAVE OUR POST OFFICE!


Since Labour came to power, 1 in every 4 Post Offices has been closed, with another 2500 to be shut down over the next 12 months. It won’t be until October that we know whether the Ewloe Post Office is going to close for ever.

Local Conservative, Will Gallagher, is leading a campaign to save our post-offices, because he believes they provide vital services, particularly to the most, vulnerable people in our society. `To close the village post office would be to rip’ the heart out of the community. I can’t believe that our local MP, Mark Tami, actually voted in Parliament to support this closure programme. There is a better alternative, so that Post Offices can become thriving small businesses again, providing a full range of facilities and services to the local area. At the moment, the government is taking services away from the Post Office, making it more difficult for them to survive.’

The Conservatives have developed a comprehensive plan to support Post Offices, and prevent further closures. Sub-Post Offices need to be given more freedom to offer a wider range of business services; Post Offices could become ‘One Stop Shops’ with trained staff to provide advice on tax returns, a whole range of entitlements, opening times for local pharmacies, how to apply for disabled parking badges, and such like; the local Council should be encouraged to open `Council Counters’ in each Post Office, and provide more of their services that way; finally, Post Offices should be given the freedom to work with other carriers than the Royal Mail. These steps are a positive way forward to secure the Post Office for the future-rather than the Labour plan to just manage decline, close them down, and destroy communities in the process. Join the Conservative campaign to save your Post Office by signing our petition at:
www.conservatives.com

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