At a top level meeting between local MP Tom Brake, local Lib Dem councillors Manuel Abellan, Ed Joyce and Joyce Melican, and the Co-op, the Co-op has promised to introduce a number of measures to improve its services for local residents.
Tom Brake MP, Cllr Ed Joyce and Cllr Manuel Abellan campaigning outside the Post Office.
The Co-op has promised to act swiftly to provide a cash machine within the store and a paypoint service that local residents can use to pay a range of bills. The Co-op are also talking to Transport for London, about the possibility of introducing an Oyster card terminal in their Mollison Drive branch.
The meeting followed the announcement that the Co-op are planning to close their Roundshaw branch in April this year. Tom, along with local Lib Dem councillors, have been fighting tirelessly to save the Post Office.
“If we can’t win the battle to keep the Co-Op open, I welcome the willingness to provide at least some of the services that the Post Office provided within their store. This will help residents.”
Cllr Abellan added,
“But this will not make up for the loss of all the Post Office services. We will still continue to press the Co-Op to keep the Post Office open and pursue options for relocating the Post Office elsewhere on Roundshaw and are investigating a number of options”.
The nearest Post Office to the Co-op is in Stafford Road, Wallington.
To sign the petition to Save Roundshaw Post Office, visit Tom’s website at: http://www.tombrake.co.uk/post_office