Last year the Rush Green community launched a campaign to save their Post Office from a proposed closure. A petition was raised, and local Labour MP Jon Cruddas contacted Post Office HQ to make representations on behalf of residents. Ward Councillors Princess Bright and Tony Ramsay also went door to door speaking to the community about the plans.
The Post Office rescinded their plans but said that they were still considering options regarding the future of services in the area. On 18th November a consultation was launched to give residents a say on proposals to move the Post Office into another local shop – Evans 2, News and Bakery, 96 Dagenham Road, RM7 0TJ.
Following the consultation Post Office Ltd have decided to go ahead with the move, which will see all services retained stating: “We are confident that introducing a local style branch alongside a successful retail store is the most effective way to safeguard sustainable Post Office services in the local community into the future.”
Full details of the outcome can be found by clicking HERE
Jon Cruddas MP said: “I’m pleased to see that face-to-face services will be retained in the Rush Green area. There was real concern last year when plans to completely close the branch came forward. It’s good to see that the Post Office have taken this on board and suggested a new option which re-establishes their commitment to the area and ensures local people are not cut off from essential services.”