I wish to present a petition with the signatures of just over 3,000 people from across the Ceredigion constituency representing 14 rural communities which, in our view, will be adversely affected by the Post Office’s network change programme. Those 14 post offices will know their fate shortly, and I hope that the Post Office and the Government will take note of the strength of feeling on this issue. The petition states:
The Humble Petition of the people of Ceredigion
That the closure of Post Offices in Ceredigion would cause considerable hardship for many people living in scattered rural communities, deprive residents of invaluable services, both material and social, would force those people to travel to alternative Post Offices, often several miles or more away, and would leave those without access to a car without an easily accessible Post Office.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Government to cancel plans to close Post Offices across Ceredigion
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.