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STILL CAMPAIGNING: Chorleywood residents asking for new post office

 Published on: 25th March 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Members of the Chorleywood Residents’ Association (CRA) are campaigning to have a new post office in the village.

They would like to have it near Lower Road as they believe there are not enough services provided in the village.

In January 2019, Chorleywood Post Office saw burglars breaking in and stealing £2,000 of cash and cigarettes.

Due to the incident they had to close. The village remained without a cashpoint as the only one available was in the post office.

A year later there is still no post office, shops are empty and there are less people around the streets of Chorleywood.

Residents are unsure why the Post Office branch is still closed when it should have reopened a week after the burglary.

Lisa Stewart, member of the Chorleywood Residents’ Association is working hard on getting it back. 

CRA targeted firstly the CEO of the Post Office, Nick Read, and asked residents to do the same.

This led them to arrange a meeting with the Post Office External Affairs Team.

They also confirmed that a scoping team from the Post Office was due in the village at the end of February, early March.

Lisa mentioned: “We can only surmise that they thought the legal proceedings were due to be settled, when they would be free to update us, however it must still be ongoing.  The lack of a post office continues to see decreased footfall in the village, so please all think about shopping locally and boosting our local businesses however we can.”

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