Search

Protestors side by side in solidarity as Swiss Cottage Post Office closes for last time

17:00 26 February 2014

Protestors campaign outside Swiss Cottage Post Office on its last day

Protestors campaign outside Swiss Cottage Post Office on its last day

Archant

Staff members and protestors stood side by side and raised their arms in solidarity as Swiss Cottage Post Office closed for the last time today.

Despite campaigners fighting for more than a year to save the Finchley Road post office, the post office moved into a nearby WH Smith branch, also in Finchley Road, tomorrow.

It was one of 16 main branches across the UK to be transferred into a WH Smith.

Labour Cllr Tulip Siddiq, cabinet member for culture at Camden Council, joined a large group of demonstrators outside the Swiss Cottage Post Office before it closed at 5.30pm.

All eight members of staff, who have a combined total of 185 years experience, declined to transfer to the WH Smith branch, according to spokesman Gary Watt of the Communication Workers Union.

They have been redeployed to other branches or taken voluntary redundancy.

A petition against the closure gained more than 1,500 signatures.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Devotees of the late pop star are asking the City of London for a commemorative bench in George Michael’s “favourite park” for his fans to pay tribute to him

A man was beaten to death with a shopping trolley handle during a row, between two groups of youths in Willesden, a court heard.

Theodore Johnson, 63, appeared at the Old Bailey this morning charged with murdering the 51-year-old last month.

Cllr Claire-Louise Leyland will join traders and members of the Camden Neighbourhood Policing team this Wednesday in the Belsize Kitchen.

16:30

An influential publisher and Samuel Pepys enthusiast who lived in Hampstead Garden Suburb for 50 years has died.

14:11

Homeless people in Camden are to be offered extra support as temperatures drop below zero.

11:41

A pair of schools have had their newly-opened buildings blessed by bishops.

Yesterday, 19:08

West Hampstead mum Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe has lost her appeal and had her five year sentence in an Iranian jail upheld by an Iranian court.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now