Hammersmith Wins Post Office lottery
Three post offices in Hammersmith and Fulham will stay open
Half of the six post offices threatened with closure in Hammersmith and Fulham were saved in a shock decision on Wednesday.
"When we called them in for our public meeting on March 19, they confessed that they did not know about the fifty flats for blind and partially-sighted residents at Pocklington Lodge, near the Askew Road branch.
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd’s Bush MP Andy Slaughter said: "This is a good result, especially in Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith. To save five of eight threatened branches, when only seven in total have been reprieved in London is a great achievement. It shows what the community can achieve by working together in a coordinated and organised way."
Three post office branches in the borough remain under threat. They are: 780 Fulham Road, 68 Askew Road and 88 Goldhawk Road.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council said it would seek an agreement with Post Office Ltd to move into the borough’s libraries.
Councillor Bristow said: “These services are essential, especially to the elderly and disabled, and we will do everything we can to save them."
May 8, 2008