The Post Office has started a consultation with local residents on its proposals to close the Earls Court Post Office and merge it with its Kensington High Street branch.
Residents who want to question Post Office officials about these proposals can do so at a special meeting organised by the Council on Tuesday 8 September at St Cuthbert’s Church, Philbeach Gardens, SW5 9EB. The meeting starts at 7pm and runs until 9pm.
Local ward councillors have already met Post Office officials to protest about the proposals. They stressed the closure will cause considerable hardship to many local residents, particularly those that are elderly, those living in supported housing, and people who do not have a car and pointed out that there are plans for a number of new residential developments in the area.
The Post Office says the proposed merger is necessary if it is to create a modern and sustainable network and says that the number of customers using the Earls Court branch has declined in recent years.
To take part in the Post Office consultation, go to: www.postofficeviews.co.uk/liveconsultation.php and search ‘Earls Court’. The twelve-week-long consultation closes on Wednesday 16 September.
Council Leader, Cllr Nick Paget-Brown said: “I want to urge all residents to respond to this consultation and to come along to the public meeting at St Cuthbert’s and make their views heard. This branch is a valuable community asset in an area that is home to a high number of supported and sheltered housing complexes.”
Residents can also email their view to the Post Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03457 223344.