Fylde MP welcomes post office victory

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FYLDE MP Mark Menzies today celebrated a victory in the battle to save Warton Street Post Office.

Mr Menzies had called a meeting with senior managers from Post Office LTD in Parliament after it emerged the organisation was considering moving the counter out of Bamforth’s Food and Wine into new premises.

The Member of Parliament had previously written to the company to outline his concerns over its plans and asked local people to join the campaign to support the branch.

During the meeting in Parliament this week, Mr Menzies was given a commitment that Post Office LTD would not make a decision on the future of the branch until March 2016.

Mr Menzies said: “This is great news for those of us who support Mark Bamforth and Warton Street Post Office.

“However, while I am pleased that the Post Office has agreed to delay any decision on the branch, I know that many will see this as only a stay of execution.

“That is why it is important we keep up the pressure on Post Office LTD so they know how important this store is to the people of Lytham.

“We now have a year to get our message across, while Mark is allowed to keep working in his busy shop without worrying about the threat of closure hanging over his head.

“I have agreed to lead a march through Lytham on Easter Saturday which will give people the opportunity to show their support for the branch.

“I would also encourage people to continue contacting Post Office LTD to push for the counter to remain in Mark’s convenience store and not be moved to another shop.”

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