MP keeps up pressure for new Lawford Post Office

MP Mark Pawsey NNL-160517-094004001
MP Mark Pawsey NNL-160517-094004001

The Government has now given its response to a petition of 1,551 signatures about the closure of the Post Office branches in Long Lawford and Bulkington.

MP Mark Pawsey presented the petition to Parliament last month.

The Government’s response was made last week by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Life Sciences George Freeman.

He said: “The Post Office has advised the Government that both of these branches are in a temporary closure position resulting from the resignation of their previous postmasters and the withdrawal of the premises for use.

“The Post Office is currently in the process of carrying out a local public consultation on reopening Bulkington post office at alternative premises nearby. The Government understand that, while no solution has yet been found for Long Lawford, the Post Office’s field teams continue to work hard with the local community to identify alternative provision.”

Mr Pawsey said of the Lawford situation: “I will continue to work with both the Post Office, local councillors and the community to ensure that alternative services are put in place as soon as possible.”