Network Development Manager
Post Office Ltd
C/O National Consultation team
FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM
Dear Ms Turner,
I am very surprised to hear that as part of the Area Plan for London, Post Office Ltd is proposing to close Bensham Lane (104) Post Office.
This post office (Bensham Lane) provides an essential local service and is very much part of the fabric of our urban community. Closing this post office will leave local residents, including the elderly, disabled and mothers with young children, having to travel around a mile for their postal services. Evidence of the dismay felt by the community can be seen in the local papers. I have given a photocopy of the letters page in the boroughwide local newspaper, Croydon Guardian, to Mr Sunil Patel – the postmaster. I hope he submits this to you. Links for the letters can be read below.
It should be noted that the Broad Green and Bensham Manor wards are experiencing massive growth in population. There are several new housing developments which are just being brought online. The Queensgate development on Pawsons Road has 350 units and this is just yards away from the post office. There are several new housing developments on London Road. I request you take into consideration the increased demand for postal services in the area. It can be argued that we need two Post Office in the London Road/Whitehorse Road area.
On a more environmental note, the closing of the post office on Bensham Lane is likely to increase car journeys as people will choose to drive to the next available Post Office. This will increase pollution, congestion and carbon emissions and will have negative impact on the environment.
I urge you to reconsider your decision.
Croydon Green Party
PS Sent by snail mail and email.
1) Letter 1
2) Letter 2
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