As you may be aware, Royal Mail has announced the planned closure of its delivery offices in West Norwood and East Dulwich. This would mean residents having to travel to Penge or Peckham to collect undelivered parcels, oversized letters or Recorded Delivery post.
I am clear that these plans are totally unacceptable and are part of a damaging asset stripping agenda at Royal Mail which puts profit before the needs of residents.
That is why I have been calling for Royal Mail to scrap its plans and today held a debate in Parliament regarding the proposed changes. I raised specific concerns held by residents and you can watch my speech here. It was encouraging to see MPs from across the country speaking in opposition to the changes and reminding us that we are not alone in taking the fight to Royal Mail.
Previously, I have organised three well attended protests outside the delivery offices and have tabled an Early Day Motion in Parliament to raise the profile of the issue. I will continue to stand up for the residents of Dulwich and West Norwood and fight these closures.