Sarah Champion MP condemns Rotherham Post Office closure plans

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, has condemned proposed plans to close and franchise the town's Crown Post Office on Bridgegate.

It was announced that the Bridgegate branch would be one of 34 affected Crown Post Office branches nationwide earlier today (Tuesday 10 January).

The proposed plan is to franchise the Crown Post Offices to local businesses, and the Communication Workers Union have estimated that 300 jobs will be lost nationwide.

Sarah said: The Government has made the announcement of closures before even responded to a consultation it held on the Post Office last year which is totally unacceptable.

The Crown Post Office in Rotherham provides vital services like passport renewal and driving licence verification, which will be difficult for to people to access elsewhere.

Rotherham deserves better. The closures can only be seen as a systematic attack on our local services at a time Government should be investing in our infrastructure, not stripping it away.

Matthew Trueman