Council Leader backs petition against closure of delivery sorting office at Ossett Post Office

Date: 22/12/2015
Ref: PR 6144

Wakefield Council's Leader, Cllr Peter Box, is backing a petition of approximately 4,000 signatures against the closure of the delivery sorting office at Ossett Post Office.

Cllr Box has welcomed the support from the local community to help keep the sorting office open.

He gave his support to the petition organised by Cllr Angela Taylor, who represents Ossett and Gawthorpe, which she has submitted to the Royal Mail.

To show his support Cllr Box, met Cllr Taylor,  Asghar Khan, Political Officer, Communications Workers, Leeds  No1 Branch and Wakefield MP Mary Creagh, when he
was presented with a copy of the petition.

Speaking out about the proposed closure, Cllr Box said: "This closure is completely unacceptable. This and other local postal services are highly valued facilities in our communities and provide an essential service to residents. This petition shows the amount of support in the community to save the sorting office at Ossett."

The Council is formally supporting the petition.

Cllr Box added: "A reduction in services here will have a huge impact on the local area. There are a large number of elderly and vulnerable residents that rely on the service. I shall be doing all I can to see the current level of services are maintained in Ossett."

Cllr Taylor, said: "The fact that so many people have signed the petition shows that they do not want to lose this service which is so important to the community."