John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Save Our (High Street) Post Office!

by John Whitehouse on 16 February, 2008

With Liz Lynne outside High Street P.O.

Yesterday I took part in a large demonstration of support for the High Street Post Office in Kenilworth, which is potentially threatened with closure. My Lib Dem councillor colleagues Ann Blacklock and Pat Ryan were there as well, plus the local (Tory) M.P. and over 100 local residents. There was good press and local TV coverage of the event.

The previous week we had brought our Lib Dem West Midlands MEP Liz Lynne, plus Nigel Rock our local prospective parliamentary candidate, to meet Anne Williams the post mistress and to sign her petition.

The Post Office themselves are saying that nothing is decided yet, and in fact public consultation has been put back to June – so we must stay on our guard. I’m quite clear that all the five remaining post offices in Kenilworth provide an important service to their local communities, and we must fight attempts to close any of them.

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