Sir George has warned that the Government’s failure to manage the crisis confronting the Post Office threatens the closure of sub-post offices across North West Hants.
“In many villages, the Post Office is the focal point of community life. But their future is under threat of closure or bankruptcy.
“The Government are pushing ahead with their plans to end benefit payments over the Post Office counter. This will cut 35 per cent of the income of the average sub-post office, yet the Government has failed to put in place any of the measures promised to help sub post offices make up the income that they will lose. The consequence is that approximately thirteen post offices are at risk.
“A community’s post office is vital to those who need it the most: the elderly and disadvantaged. We must keep the sub-post office going."