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Post Office Closures (Kettering)

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

I have the honour of presenting to the House a petition signed by local people in Kettering protesting at the closure of the Hawthorn road post office, which is a busy, popular and profitable branch of Post Office Ltd.

The petition reads as follows:

The Humble Petition of Councillor Larry Henson and 2,748 others of like disposition sheweth

That Post Office Ltd. proposes to close the Hawthorn Road Post Office in Kettering, which is a long-standing, popular and profitable local Post Office branch used by thousands of local people, many of whom are elderly, young mothers with children and those with disabilities, who would find it inconvenient and difficult to reach any other branch of the Post Office.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges Her Majesty’s Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to call upon Post Office Ltd. to reconsider its closure proposals and ensure that the Hawthorn Road Post Office in Kettering remains open and part of the national Post Office network.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.