A public consultation has been launched by the Post Office (PO) over its plans to close the Earls Court branch and merge it with the Kensington High Street store.
Kensington & Chelsea councillors have already met with PO officials to protest against the plans for the Earls Court Gardens branch, stressing the closure will cause considerable hardship to many local residents, particularly those that are elderly, living in supported housing, and people who do not have a car.
As well as the 12-week public consultation, which runs until September 16, those affected by the proposals can also quiz PO officials at a special meeting organised by the council and taking place at St Cuthbert’s Church, Philbeach Gardens, SW5 9EB. The meeting takes place on September 8 from 7pm-9pm.
The PO says the proposed merger is necessary if it is to create a modern and sustainable network and says that the number of customers using the Earls Court branch has declined in recent years.
Council Leader Nick Paget-Brown said: “I want to urge all residents to respond to this consultation and to come along to the public meeting at St Cuthbert’s and make their views heard. This branch is a valuable community asset in an area that is home to a high number of supported and sheltered housing complexes.”
To take part in the Post Office consultation go to www.postofficeviews.co.uk/liveconsultation.php and search ‘Earls Court’, email views to the Post Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03457 223344.