Kennington residents received fantastic news this morning with the news that Kennington Post Office will not be closed after all.
After the Post Office announced plans to merge the Kennington Park Road branch with one on Walworth Road in Camberwell, a huge community campaign was launched.
Labour teams in Oval and Prince’s ward, community groups and local businesses helped to organise a 2,000 signature petition. Hundreds of consultation responses were submitted to the Post Office and local people told managers exactly what they thought at packed public meetings.
They argued that forcing residents to make a 25 minute round trip to Camberwell would put the post office out of reach for most local residents.
Now, the management have listened to local people and decided that Kennington Park Post Office will remain open.
Cllr Jack Hopkins said:
“This is brilliant news and everyone involved in this community-wide campaign is delighted that Kennington will be keeping its post office. It shows what can be done when we work together”
The post office is not just a place to pay bills or collect parcels, it’s a vital community resource.”