The CWU, the Communication Workers Union, has also organised a public meeting to discuss the future of Leigh Post Office, to be held at Leigh Community Centre on Wednesday 10th May from 7:30 until 9:00 pm. Invited speakers include Labour Councillor Julian Ware-Lane, Southend Trades Council spokesperson Des Heemskerk and CWU National Officer Andy Furey. Sir David Amess MP has been invited to address the meeting, but he has not responded to the invitation.
It is worrying that, so far, there has been no announcement of a public consultation by the Post Office, nor any confirmation that a suitable franchise partner has been found. Rumours have been circulating that a convenience store chain is interested in taking over the present post office site, although this is likely to mean that post office activity would then be reduced to a small corner in a shop.