Clifton’s Labour Councillors Danny Myers and Margaret Wells have launched a petition to save Clifton Post Office.
The branch post office, sited at Crichton Avenue, closed without notice on 23rd December 2016. The Post Office told Clifton Councillors they are working to recruit a new Postmaster but have not provided a timescale or given any assurances that the new Postmaster will be located in Clifton.
The Councillors have written to the Post Office again to try and get these assurances. The petition asks the Council and the Post Office to work together to ensure a Post Office branch reopens as soon as possible in Clifton. The petition is available to sign in local shops and also online at:
Coun. Margaret Wells says:
“It is vital we have a post office branch in Clifton. We have a high percentage of pensioners and families who rely on the Post Office. It is difficult for them to get to other branches in York, where they have to rely on friends and families to take them. The post office at Crichton Avenue was ideally placed – nearby to local shops, including the chemist and local cafes. It was an important meeting place for many pensioners.”
Coun. Danny Myers says:
“I am very concerned about the situation. According to figures uncovered by the Communications Workers Union, across the country last year there were over 700 Post Office branches that were classed as ‘temporarily closed’. The Post Office is a lifeline to local communities and we will continue to press for a Post Office branch to re-open in Clifton as a matter of urgency."