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Protests mount over Post Office plans

Separate protests are being mounted by the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties following the announcement of the planned closure of the main Beverley Post Office and its relocation within the town’s W H Smith store. As previously reported by Beverley FM, the closure and move is due to happen in 2019 as part of national plans to relocate up to 40 Post Offices. 

The Communications Workers Union, which represents Post Office workers, joined forces with the town’s Labour Party to take to the streets of Beverley on Saturday to collect petition signatures opposing the plans.

Meanwhile Beverley Liberal Democrat councillor Dennis Healy has launched a second petition, which can be viewed on-line, urging the Post Office to think again. It can be viewed by clicking on the link on Councillor Healy’s website –

Local MP Graham Stuart has already voiced his concerns and Councillor Healy said he was now asking him to raise the issue in Parliament.

Meanwhile Beverley Labour’s George McManus told us: “‘Time after time people told us that they value the service currently on offer, that the proposed site will hinder disabled access and that the workers deserve better. The message to government is clear: Don’t sacrifice long term benefit for short term gain.”