I have been fighting Royal Mail’s proposed closure of the SE27 delivery office in West Norwood and SE22 delivery office in East Dulwich since these plans first came to light. The plans would see residents in SE27 having to travel to Penge to collect parcels and registered post on a journey which can take up to an hour in each direction, and residents in SE22 having to travel to Peckham to an area with no on-street parking.
Today, along with Labour councillors and activists from the SE27 and SE22 postcode areas, I hand delivered a letter to the Chief Executive of Royal Mail Moya Greene asking her to stop these closures which will have a completely unacceptable impact on local residents and businesses. The proposed closures are part of a clear asset stripping agenda at Royal Mail which puts profit before people.
Today’s action follows three well attended protests I organised outside the delivery offices, a debate in Parliament on Royal Mail delivery office closures which I led, and an Early Day Motion I tabled to raise the profile of this issue further.
Please rest assured I will continue the fight to keep the delivery offices open.