Post office closures a disgrace

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The announcement of a further 74 Crown Post Office closures on 11 October 2018 brought the number of Crown Post Offices closed or franchised to 224 (60%) since 2013. The decision to privatise these branches and hand them to WH Smith “The worst retailer on the high street” (Which? survey 2018), is nothing short of a disgrace.

Evidence shows that transferring these public assets and services leads to a deterioration of service, accessibility and high street decline. We, the public, are not being asked whether we want this privatisation to go ahead, yet our money is being used to bankroll the process.The closures can be seen as nothing less than the managed decline of a national treasure. The NPC and many MPs were part of the Communications Workers Union delegation handing in an over-90,000 signature petition to Downing Street on 11th March.

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