Following her survey about the future of the Hawksworth Wood Post Office, which has been completed by over 200 people, Rachel and the local Councillors hosted a public meeting last week to discuss the future of the branch.
Attended by over 70 people, the meeting gave local residents a chance to ask questions of Post Office representatives about their plans. Questions about the security of the proposed location, privacy, access to public transport and what would happen to the current location were on the top of people’s minds.
Those present also gave a round of applause to the current, retiring Postmaster, who has provided an excellent service in the branch.
“The Post Office haven’t consulted local people about this change. That’s why I have, and why this public meeting was so important. Passionate contributions should have left the Post Office clear in no uncertain terms what local residents think of the plans to move the branch.”
The meeting also heard from HOPs and HWCA, organisations interested in finding a solution to keeping the branch in its current location. Rachel has been working with interested organisations to find a way of keeping the service for the estate which is sustainable, and which has local support.