South Woodford post office to stay open

Iain Duncan Smith MP(centre) talking about the future of the South Woodford Post Office with(from le

Iain Duncan Smith MP(centre) talking about the future of the South Woodford Post Office with(from left to right) Zaf Sarwar, Peter Meech and Clive Tickner - Credit: Archant

The South Woodford post office will be staying open!

The Post Office in George Lane, South Woodford.

The Post Office in George Lane, South Woodford. - Credit: Archant

Threatened with closure since last year, the office in George Lane has been granted a last minute repreive.

Thanks to the efforts of customers, unions and politicians, the Post Office has confirmed its future for now.

In 2017, it was proposed by the company to close the office, which would have left South Woodford without a large post office and its range of services.

In November 2017, residents started a campaign to save the branch and almost 2,000 people signed a petition to keep it open.

The Post Office in George Lane, South Woodford.

The Post Office in George Lane, South Woodford. - Credit: Archant


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MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, Iain Duncan Smith organised a debate on the matter in Parliament, negotiating with Post Office managers to keep the branch open.

It was announced on Wednesday (June 6) that the post office will remain open at its current location.

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The decision may be up for review in the future but for now it is safe.

Iain Duncan Smith said: “I am very pleased with the decision.

“This was a very important issue for many of my constituents and I was keen to support the campaign, both locally and in Westminster.”

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