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Greens call for action on post offices

The Greens today spoke out against the lack of action to address closed post
offices in Sheffield, pointing out that the Lib Dem-led Council has not
carried out its earlier promises.

Cllr Bernard Little said, “More than a dozen Post Offices in Sheffield have
closed in the last 18 months. The loss of many of these branches, for
example the one on Crookes Valley Road near where I live, has caused real
difficulty for local residents. Yet Council leader Paul Scriven said he
would oppose post office closures with every last breath in his body.”

The Lib Dem-led council Cabinet agreed a £500,000 scheme last summer to
support Sheffield post offices, posssibly including mobile post office services to replace some of the closed offices or for community transport links to neighbouring post offices. However, the Greens say there has been little sign of action since then, either on these alternative arrangements or on trying delivering council services from post offices.

Bernard Little added “Lib Dem Councillors have told Sheffield residents
numerous times that they’d work hard for post offices. People in Crookes
Valley and other areas are justifiably annoyed that the Lib Dems haven’t
delivered on those promises.”

ENDS

Promoted by Eamonn Ward on behalf of Sheffield Green Party, 73 Eskdale Road,
Sheffield, S6 1SL

Topics: Bernard Little, Broomhill, City Wide, Council, Cuts, Local Campaigns

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