I am presenting a petition on behalf of the residents of Bingley and the surrounding area to save their local post office. The petition has been signed by 677 local residents. So popular was it that a further 1,601 people signed a makeshift petition, because the official forms ran out so quickly. The Post Office has agreed to a temporary post office for Bingley, which is welcome, but obviously we would all like a permanent post office to support local residents and local businesses.
The petition states:
The Petitioners are extremely concerned at the closure of the post office in Bingley and believe that this is a pressing public service priority within the Bradford district.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons call upon the Government to recognise the importance of the post office to the local community and to other businesses in Bingley and to ensure that the Post Office honour their promise to maintain a post office in Bingley.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
To lie upon the Table.