This morning Cllr. Richard Watts leader of Islington Council along with the boroughs two Labour MPs, the CWU and Islington pensioners Focum delivered a giant postcard to the Post Office’s headquarters in opposition to the company’s plans to close its branch at Highbury Corner.
Islington Labour along with the Communication Workers Union have opposed these plans that will see this busy part of the borough lose a well-used branch causing inconvenience to local residents and businesses, especially older and disabled people.
Cllr. Watts said:
‘We’re here today to show the Post Office the strength of local feeling against their plans to close the Crown branch at Highbury Corner. Closure would be hugely inconvenient for a number of our residents and businesses and we won’t give up the fight until the branch is saved.’
Islington Council has offered support to the Post Office to help keep the branch open, including helping to find a temporary home for the Post Office while the new site is being built and pledging £750,000 to transform Highbury Corner and create a new station square after the relocation has been made. However to date this offer has not been accepted.
You can help our campaign by signing our petition against the closure here