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Campaign builds against closure of the New Cheltenham Road post office


Jo McCarron, Labour councillors and local residents are stepping up the campaign opposing recently announced plans to close the New Cheltenham Road post office and relocate it to the bottom of Pool Road. 

Bill Bowrey and Terry Walker (Labour Councillors for Kings Chase ward) held a public meeting at the New Cheltenham Community Centre on Saturday 26th April where residents committed to help make sure as many of their neighbours as possible have their say before the Post Office’s consultation closes at the end of April. The team has already been out talking to residents about the plans and the consultation process, and will be pounding the streets throughout the week.

The Labour team have arranged a meeting next week with Post Office Ltd Regional Senior Management, and will use the opportunity to press home the serious concerns residents have raised about the planned move.

Jo McCarron, Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Kingswood, said:

“The planned relocation would put the post office up a steep hill poorly served by public transport, on a busy road with no pedestrian crossing – it would make a valued local service, which is at the heart of the community, much harder for lots of residents to get to. I’m working closely with the local Labour councillors to make sure as many residents as possible take part in the consultation. We need to make sure the Post Office have no doubts over the level of concern across the community about the planned move.”

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