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Public meeting to save Muswell Hill and Crouch End post offices

PUBLISHED: 11:55 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:55 07 March 2016

Cllrs Jason Arthur and Adam Jogee have signed the petition against plans to franchise the post offices

Cllrs Jason Arthur and Adam Jogee have signed the petition against plans to franchise the post offices

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Concerned residents gather to oppose plans to franchise Muswell Hill and Crouch End post offices.

Everyone is invited to find out more about the grassroots campaign to save the post offices.

Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, and Andy Furey, national official at the Communication Workers Union, will be speaking at the event.

Crouch End and Muswell Hill post offices are being put forward for private franchises and if no franchisee is found to take them on, there is a danger they could close.

Steve Jones, a member of the Communication Workers Union said: “To think that this is workable or even desirable in area such as Muswell Hill and Crouch End is ridiculous.

“It is evident that the village atmosphere and feel of areas like Muswell Hill and Crouch End by its very nature needs a Post Office at its heart.

“And let’s not forget there are those people who rely on the Post Office for pensions and benefits and are often not mobile so it will disproportionately effect the less well off.”

- The meeting will be held at St Mary’s School, Rectory Gardens on Wednesday March 9.


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