Post Office branches in the Royal Borough have not had a good innings in recent years. Since 2004 we have seen nine closures across the borough, in spite of concerted campaigns by residents and Councillors to keep them open.
Last March I wrote to Post Office boss Paula Vennells to protest at the closure of Kings Walk Post Office. The lease on the building had expired. I explained that it was an enormous loss to Chelsea residents, many of whom are elderly, do not own a car and are dependent on their local office and asked if it was possible to look for alternative locations or talk with Cadogan Estate to see if another site could be found.
The solicitous reply, acknowledged that the closure would create difficulties for some customers, but offered no hope that it would find another site.
Now it seems there is another closure on the cards, this time it is the Earls Court branch at 185 Earl’s Court Road. Continue reading