POST OFFICE CLOSURES "SHOW NO CONCERN FOR COMMUNITIES" - LUFF
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POST OFFICE CLOSURES "SHOW NO CONCERN FOR COMMUNITIES" - LUFF

Peter Luff has expressed his deep sadness at the decision to proceed with all five post office closures in his constituency.

Mid Worcestershire MP Peter Luff has expressed his deep sadness at the decision to proceed with all five post office closures in his constituency.

He had objected formally to the Pinvin and Bengeworth closures and had argued for an Outreach service to be provided at Cleeve Prior. He did not object to the closures at Wickhamford and Church Lench as the sub-post mistresses at both these offices were reconciled to the closure.

Commenting, Peter said,

"A lot of time has been spent making very good arguments for the retention of both Bengeworth and Pinvin and the community at Cleeve Prior gave a lot of thought to the Outreach proposal.

"The fact that Post Office Ltd is pressing ahead with all five closures despite the powerful arguments put forward by the communities served by those offices shows an appalling lack of concern for the people involved - sub-post mistresses, staff and customers.

"This has been a tragic story for hundreds of communities up and down the country - and now we face the very real prospect of a further round of closures in about two years time if the new Post Office card Account contract is not awarded to the Post Office. Even more uncertainty and heartbreak for our hardworking sub-post masters and mistresses is exactly what we do not need - but it is beginning to look as if that is exactly what we are going to get.

"The government's handling of this whole affair has been shocking - but it is people in remote and vulnerable communities who will pay the price."

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