Beckenham Post Office Faces Closure

Many local residents are against plans by the Post Office to close its site on Rectory Road in Beckenham, leaving the town without a crucial counter service.

The Post Office currently has plans that could see 42 of its sites across the country close. As part of these plans, they want to sell the franchise to a shop in the local area, but nothing has been finalised yet.

When the Post Office in the centre of Bromley closed, the counter service was moved to WH Smith, but it has not been confirmed if the company wants to do the same at their small site in Beckenham.

Bromley Council does not have any influence over the decision by the Post Office to implement closures, but a number of groups are lobbying for the site to remain open and a petition is available to sign at the Post Office in Rectory Road. Residents who are against the closure can also contact the Post Office or Ofcom to have their say.

At a public meeting at 8pm on Wednesday 30th March, a Post Office workers union representative will provide details on the closure and how you can oppose it. The meeting will take place at Beckenham Public Hall on Bromley Road, and the council will also be updating residents on the Public Realm Improvement Scheme.

Are you opposed to the planned closure? Will you be attending the meeting?

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