U-Turn In Plans To Relocate Putney Post Office

As proposed site has insufficient space

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In August the Post Office Ltd announced a public consultation on its proposal to relocate Putney Post Office, 214 Upper Richmond Road, to 254 Upper Richmond Road, which is 150 yards from its current location, however we have discovered today that this plan has been shelved. A spokesman for the Post Office told Justine Greening MP for Putney that:
"This is because there is insufficient space in the proposed new premises."

The public consultation has therefore closed and to our knowledge there are no other sites being proposed at this time. The email continued: "The Post Office will therefore continue to operate from the current site at 214 Upper Richmond Road, Putney SW15 6TF for the foreseeable future."

Thamesfield councillor Jim Maddan told PutneySW15.com:
"I will be working with fellow councillors and Justine Greening to achieve a proper location for a new post office."

Putney MP Justine Greening said: “It is very disappointing that Royal Mail has suspended the consultation on the new Putney Post Office site after deciding that the site is now not suitable. The post office services are vital to our local community.

I am arranging a meeting with Royal Mail and Cllr Jim Maddan to raise our concerns and make sure we see our post office relocated to a suitable central site in Putney that offers better services to residents and businesses.”


October 7, 2011