Pictured above at Moreton Cross L – R Cllr Simon Mountney, Cllr Suzanne Moseley, Cllr Chris Blakeley
The Moreton, Leasowe and Saughall Massie Action Team were out and about yesterday morning in the town, collecting signatures for our petition against Post Office closures in Wallasey, after it was announced last week that the Post Office on Poulton Road is to close, with further closures across Wirral.
Under the plans, the Government aims to cut 2,500 branches from the Post Office network. The cuts are designed to ensure that 95% of people are within six miles of their nearest Post Office branch.
Post Offices are vital to Moreton, Leasowe and Saughall Massie (we’ve already lost eight) and I don’t believe that a 12-mile round trip is reasonable or realistic for some of the most vulnerable people who live here.
I believe that these plans should be scrapped and new businesses bought into the network instead.
Pictured above collecting signatures:
left, Moreton and Leasowe Action Team Leader Ian Lewis and right, Cllr Chris Blakeley