It is now a year on since the Post Office on Sidcup High Street shut its doors. Since June 2019 I’ve kept up the pressure to re-open a new branch recognising just how many people rely on having a Post Office in the local area and how important it is to have a branch on the High Street. Despite interest from a potential new postmaster, sadly the applicant didn’t clear the approvals process just a few months back. The Post Office have now had to re-advertise for someone else to run a new ‘Local Plus’ Post Office.
The situation has been made even more pressing by the news that the ‘Happy Shopper’ in Station Road Sidcup will be withdrawing its Post Office counter services from September. This is a further blow given that the Happy Shopper had been helping to fill the gap after the closure of the High Street branch. This means people in Sidcup will have to travel even further to access services from a local Post Office.
That’s why I need your help.
We need the Post Office to prioritise work to secure a new location and a new sub-postmaster for a branch in Sidcup. With all of the other competing pressures linked to the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s important we underline the urgency of seeing a branch re-opened not just for the benefit of the community but also to support Sidcup High Street at this time of recovery. The Post Office have said they want to re-open a branch in Sidcup – we now need them to make this happen.
- Show your support for the Sidcup Needs a Post Office campaign.
- Sign the petition below.
- Share the petition with others!
Let’s send a message to the Post Office that a new branch in Sidcup is a priority and they should work with others in our community to help make this happen as soon as possible.