Andrew recently met with Steve Bruckshaw, Post Office Senior Stakeholder Manager, to discuss the future of Post Offices locally.
The pair discussed the £1.5 billion of Government investment to modernise and protect the Post Office network. The investment means there will be no forced closures, unlike the 6,000 Post Offices that were lost under Labour.
Andrew Percy MP says, “The Post Office have assured me that if a Sub-Postmaster/mistress chooses to leave a business, then the Post Office will seek to relocate that Post Office within the same community. Alternatively, Post Offices can choose to take Government funding to modernise their stores, with the aim of making them even more sustainable by increasing their retail business.
“Clearly, there is no one size fits all solution and so some Postmasters/mistresses may choose to leave their business. If this happens locally, the Post Office will find new locations. This means that every effort will be made to keep post offices in local communities. In any event, most local Post Offices are likely to remain where they are.
“I think that we also need to look at what role Councils can play in supporting local Post Offices and their services. I am therefore delighted that North Lincs Cllr Liz Redfern has agreed to a joint meeting with myself and the Post Office Regional team to look at these possibilities in more detail."