Matt Rodda Member of Parliament for Reading East
Matt Rodda MP held a public meeting on Friday evening to give residents an opportunity to share their views and concerns about the local post office closures in Caversham and also in Reading town centre, where the Post Office plans to shut the Crown Post Office in the Market Place and to move it into the upstairs of W H Smiths in Broad Street.
Matt said: “Our post offices are a lifeline for many local people and I am very concerned about the plans to close it. I am calling for the Post Office to listen to the concerns of local people and to continue to provide a local sub post office in Caversham and Reading town centres.
“The public meeting was well attended and showed the local strength of feeling about these proposed closures. It was important to hear the views of local people at and I am planning to send a report of the discussion to the Post Office and to the Government to help explain the strength of feeling in our community.”
“I have also had an initial meeting with Kelly Tolhurst MP, the Minister responsible for postal services, and she has offered to look into our concerns. I will be following this up with her.”