I’m disappointed that the Post Office have decided to seek a franchising partner for the Crown Post Office in Ossett. This is another blow to residents, who have been affected by the closure of the delivery office and the HSBC bank branch in Ossett.
Towngate Crown Post Office is essential to the local community, and a large number of elderly and vulnerable people rely on its services.
Previous examples - including the closure of Wakefield Crown Post Office - show that the favoured franchising partner is WH Smith. Yet the closest WH Smith to Ossett is in Dewsbury. I am opposing these plans and urge everyone to sign my petition calling on the Post Office to keep Towngate Crown Post Office open.
"We the undersigned call on the Post Office to reconsider their decision to franchise Ossett Crown Post Office and commit to keeping this valued local service open."