POST OFFICE – “SAVE OUR POST OFFICE” – NATIONAL CAMPAIGN DAY SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER
Further to LTB 632/18 dated 9th November. We would like to thank Regional Secretaries, Political Officers, Branches, Postal Executive members, Representatives, Members and headquarters staff for the hard work and effort which went into organising and participating in the National Campaign day last Saturday 1st December for the “Save Our Post Office” campaign.
Many successful events were held across the country, with excellent turnouts despite the persistent rain. Our social media pages, WhatsApp Groups and website featured many photos and videos from the day and we achieved a very good level of media and press coverage (both local and national) on Saturday and over the weekend. We wish to record our particular thanks to the Communications team for their help in providing all the materials and for their assistance for what turned out to be an exceptionally good campaign day.
Our activists and members also engaged with politicians, local councillors and council leaders during the events on Saturday and we will continue to raise the profile of this important campaign politically over the coming weeks.
Over 6,000 signatures for our “Save Our Post Office” petition have now been submitted to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clarke via our Microsite www.saveourpostoffice.co.uk and we will be collating all hard copies of petitions completed on Saturday and sending these directly to the Minister. In addition, 1,815 MPs have been emailed via our Microsite urging the MP to “act to stop the ‘franchising’ of 74 Crown post offices to WHSmith”. These numbers are clearly encouraging although we do need to build upon them.
Once again thank you for your support. Further developments regarding our plans for future campaign activities will be communicated at the earliest opportunity.
Andy Furey -Assistant Secretary
Terry Pullinger – DGS(P)
Dave Ward – General Secretary