Currently, residents can collect undelivered parcels at local office and collection points in Hornsey, Highgate and at the Arena on Green Lanes. As part of their reorganisation, however, Royal Mail plans to close these offices and move the collection points to Holloway and Tufnell Park.
The move will force local residents to travel miles to collect their undelivered parcels if they don’t wish to leave parcels with a neighbour, or pay to have them redelivered.
Following a massive campaign effort by the local Liberal Democrats, the petitions to save the under threat services in Hornsey, Highgate and at the Arena in Tottenham have already been signed by nearly three thousand people.
In total, 25,293 addresses will be affected by the changes Royal Mail wants to make.
- Link to the petition to save services at the office in Hornsey serving people with an N8 postcode: http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/parcelhornsey
- Link to the petition to save services at the office at Highgate serving people with an N6 postcode: http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/parcelN6
- Link to the petition to save services at the office on Green Lanes serving people with an N4 and N15 postcode: http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/parcelgreenlanes
Cllr Richard Wilson, Liberal Democrat Opposition Leader, comments:
“Nobody should have to travel so far just to pick up an undelivered parcel. Going all the way to Tufnell Park or Holloway will be inconvenient for most people and will be particularly difficult for the elderly and people with mobility problems.
“The Royal Mail must listen to demands from residents for a local collection service for undelivered parcels. If you haven’t already signed the petition please show your support for our campaign and sign the petition.”
Lib Dem MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, Lynne Featherstone comments:
“I am delighted that so many local people have given their support to our campaign to keep local parcel services. I have arranged a further meeting with Royal Mail to present the petition to them. The more signatures we have, the more chance there is of changing their minds.
“Please sign the petition – and encourage your friends and family to do the same – so we can show Royal Mail the strength of feeling on this issue.”