Lynne Featherstone MP has today welcomed news that Hornsey Post Office will soon be modernised, into a ‘main style’ Post Office branch.
This will mean a newly refurbished branch with longer opening hours for local residents. The Post Office will offer the same products and services, with the addition of Car Tax.
The Post Office on Hornsey High Street will close for refurbishment on Thursday 20th February, and will reopen on Friday 28th.
Five post offices were lost in Hornsey and Wood Green under the previous Labour Government. Nationally, 7,100 Post Offices disappeared in Labour’s 13 years in office.
The Liberal Democrats in Government have provided £640 million in additional funding to modernise and protect Post Offices, on top of the no involuntary closure programme and £1.34 billion funding to ensure the Post Office network maintains its 11,500 branches.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It’s great to hear that Hornsey Post Office will be modernised and have longer opening hours – providing a better service for local residents.
“Since entering Government, the Lib Dems have made Post Offices a priority – stopping the kind of involuntary closures we saw under Labour, and providing over £1billion in funding to help modernise and maintain existing offices.
“Local Post Offices are vital parts of our communities, and thanks to hard working post masters and the Lib Dems in Government, they’re now here to stay!”
Local Lib Dem campaigner Dawn Barnes said:
“Many local people use Hornsey Post Office and really value the service it provides, so I am delighted that its long-term future has been secured.
“This great news follows the successful local Lib Dem campaign to keep Hornsey Sorting Office open – meaning residents here will now have great postal services all around.
“It is also great news for residents that the Post Office will be refurbished and open later on Saturdays.”
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