The second petition relates to the village of Bidborough, near Tunbridge Wells. Some 964 residents of Bidborough have appended their names and more than 250 people recently attended a public meeting, expressing their support for Reshma and Kiran Misrani, who took over the post office in good faith only 16 months and now find their livelihood threatened. During the time that they have run the post office business has increased and they have been allowed to extend their opening hours. It would be ridiculous if the post office was to close on the basis of old information.
The petition states:
The Petition of customers of Bidborough Post Office and local residents of Bidborough and surrounding villages,
Declares that the Government must keep Bidborough Post Office open.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons accept this petition and call upon the Government and the Post Office to overturn their decision to close Bidborough Post Office.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.
That this House do now adjourn.—[Tony Cunningham.]
Adjourned accordingly at twenty three minutes past Ten o’clock.