Graham joins Hedon traders and councillors in Post Office push
MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart MP has been contacted by local traders and councillors in Hedon and asked to pass on a joint letter regarding their concerns about the ongoing closure of Hedon Post Office. The Post Office was closed at the beginning of April and remains closed whilst a new Postmaster is being sought.
Graham has contacted the Post Office on a number of occasions about this closure, following contact from concerned constituents, and was assured that the Post Office are committed to maintaining a Post Office branch in Hedon and are currently searching for a new Postmaster.
Now local traders in Hedon have got together with their local councillors, Councillors John Dennis, Mike Bryan and Sue Steel, to write a joint letter to the Post Office that voices concerns about the effect this closure is having on traders. Graham has been told that local trade is experiencing a downturn as a result of a decline in footfall from shoppers who would normally be in the area to visit the Post Office.
Graham said “I’m concerned to hear from local councillors and Hedon’s local traders that there has been a sharp decrease in trade owing to shoppers going to post offices out of the area and the inconvenience that local people, particularly the elderly, are having in accessing vital services.
“That’s why I’ve written to the Chief Executive of the Post Office to pass on the joint letter and to ask her to take the concerns of local traders and councillors into account. I would like urgent assurances that everything is being done to ensure that Hedon Post Office re-opens as soon as possible.”
Cllr John Dennis said “I’ve been approached by a lot of Hedon traders who’ve been very concerned by the drop in trade whilst the Post Office has been closed. I’m pleased to have been able to sign the joint letter between us as local councillors and Hedon traders to let the Post Office know how urgent it is that Hedon Post Office re-opens.”
Cllr Sue Steel said “It’s essential that we have a post office in Hedon as a market town and we’re already noticing that trade is decreasing whilst it remains shut. People rely on there being a Post Office in Hedon, especially elderly people, as it’s a vital resource for the community. I hope for a resumption of full service as soon as possible.”
June 12th, 2018