Hundreds join town centre Post Office protest
Date published: 03 December 2018
MP Jim McMahon and Oldham Council Deputy Leader Arooj Shah at Saturday's protest
Oldham West and Royton MP Jim McMahon was among hundreds of town centre shoppers who joined the Communication Workers Union’s National Day of action across the UK as part of its campaign to fight Crown Office closures.
Post Office Limited, owned by the Department for Business, Skills and Industrial Strategy, plan to close the main Oldham Post Office branch on Lord Street and relocate to a smaller, reduced service at WH Smiths in the Spindles shopping centre.
Activists gathered signatures for the #SaveOurPostOffice campaign throughout the protest, which took place on Saturday.
Oldham West and Royton MP Mr McMahon said “Hundreds of people have shown their support for the campaign today.
“We’ve already got thousands of signatures from people who are simply astounded by the decision that one of the busiest post offices in the country is due to be relocated to WH Smiths.
“That’s bad for the High Street, it’s bad for customers and bad for the staff who work at the current office.
“This campaign is about putting a marker down to say ‘enough is enough’.
“It’s time to stand up for our Post Office.”
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