Swiss Cottage Crown Post Office

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1461
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to Question No: 2014/0983, the Post Office has just officially announced that Swiss Cottage Crown Post Office will be transferred to WH Smith on Thursday, 27th February; the Crown Office will close at the end of business on Wednesday, 26th February at 5.30 p.m. Do you feel this decision of the post office to close this important crown post office will adversely impact on postal services for Londoners? Your answer being: "Please see my response to MQs 1495 and 2109/ 2013. I have corresponded with the Government on this issue and I will continue to monitor that the Post Office reforms are being developed in a way that preserves reasonable access to these services for Londoners." Will you publish your correspondence with the Government  about Swiss Cottage Crown Post Office and if not, why not?

Answer

Answer for Swiss Cottage Crown Post Office

Answer for Swiss Cottage Crown Post Office

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 5 August 2013 I wrote to Jo Swinson MP, Under-Secretary of State at BIS with responsibility for postal reforms, regarding the postal reforms and also the London Living Wage. My correspondence did not specifically refer to Swiss Cottage, nor to any other specific post office. As I have made clear, my officers have been monitoring the proposed changes to the postal service in London and I am satisfied that Londoners will continue to receive a good postal service.