Over 700 local residents sign Lynne Featherstone MP’s Royal Mail petition  

Lynne Featherstone MP, Cllr Richard Wilson and Cllr David Schmitz outside Hornsey Sorting Office with petition slips.Over 700 local residents have signed Lynne Featherstone’s recent petition, calling on Royal Mail to rethink the closure of Hornsey Delivery Office.

The petition was launched last week, in response to Royal Mail announcing that the delivery office would close, and that services would relocate to the Bush Industrial Estate in N19.

The move means that residents would have to make longer journeys to collect undelivered parcels.

Royal Mail attempted the same move in 2012, but eventually postponed the plans indefinitely in the face of the local Lib Dem and resident campaign.

The Liberal Democrat MP will meet with Royal Mail representatives next week to present the petition, and ask for a replacement parcel collection point in the N8 area.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“The strength of feeling on this is clear. Ideally, we want the office to stay where it is and to carry on operating as normal. But at the very least, we need a place in N8 where we can collect our undelivered parcels. Many residents simply won’t be able to travel all the way to N19.

“This weekend the local Lib Dems and I will be out on the streets trying to get more signatures for the petition – the more we get, the more weight it will carry.

“I’ll present the petition to Royal Mail on Thursday, and argue strongly for a local parcel collection point to stay in N8.”