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Stone Post Office petition hits 1,000 signatures

Post OfficeStone Labour Party have launched a petition to encourage decision makers to take action to protect Post Office services in Stone.

The party launched a petition at last week’s Farmer’s Market which, combined with an online version, now has more than 1,000 signatures.

As recently reported the Post Office is closing due to the Co-op being closed on Stone High Street. The closure dates have been confirmed as 13th January 2018 for the Post Office and 20th January 2018 for the Co-op itself. (closure details)

Stone Town Council have called a special meeting of the General Purpose Committee for 7pm on Thursday 14th December 2017 at the Frank Jordan Centre on Lichfield Street.  The public are welcome to attend and the agenda includes a discussion around any action the Council may wish to take in respect of the temporary closure of the Post Office.

Speaking on the issue, Stone Labour Party Campaign Officer Adam Drane said:

“The Post Office is an essential service which a town like Stone simply must have access to.
“Unfortunately cuts in commissions and subsidies by Conservative Governments have made it harder to manage a Post Office as a business. It’s time for Bill Cash to raise this issue and fight for Stone in Westminster.
“Other MPs from all parties have campaigned to save their local Post Office – today, we are calling for our MP to do the same.”

The petition will be sent to Bill Cash MP, Greg Clarke MP (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and the Post Office.

Anyone wishing to add their signature can visit the Change.org petition webpage

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