Saturday, 15 December 2012

Council Backs Royal Mail Motion

"We call on this council to back the campaigns to stop the closure of the Royal Mail Delivery Offices in Shoeburyness and Leigh which will force some residents in this town to have a round trip of over 10 miles to collect parcels and signed for mail and have an adverse impact upon both the economic and environmental core of the town's operational effectiveness".

Proposed by Cllr's Tony Cox and Mark Flewitt
Seconded by Cllr Roger Hadley

I am delighted that the above motion was unanimously backed by all members at Thursday night's full council meeting. I was able to lead the debate by stating the reasons why this controversial proposal by Royal Mail is flawed in so many ways and opposed by many - even by staff who work at the Shoebury Delivery Office in Goerge Street.

I am also grateful to the Labour Group Leader Cllr Ian Gilbert for the acknowledgement of the work that Cllr Hadley and I have done in leading the campaign against the closure of the Shoeburyness Delivery Office.

I am also pleased that all four Group Leaders signed the strongly worded letter below following the sham of a meeting held with Royal Mail which I mentioned here last week.

You can still add your voice to campaign by signing the online petition here.

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