Post Office Pressed By Council on Putney Plans
Concerns for counter services as existing site is proposed for redevelopment
The branch at 214 Upper Richmond Road is the only remaining post office in central Putney. Their tenancy agreement is set to expire in 2012 and the building's owner has now received planning permission to redevelop the site.Post Office managing director Alan Cook has guaranteed services will continue to be provided in the town centre but councillors want assurances that a new branch would provide the full range of service.
Deputy council leader Maurice Heaster said,
"Its time for the Post Office to demonstrate its commitment to Putney and set out proposals for the type of modern town centre facility local residents and businesses need."
Wandsworth has lost half its branch network since 2003 as part of the national programme of closures. Across London more than 450 post offices have shut for good in this period.
March 23, 2010