Wednesday 14 January 2004 11.02am
FAO: All those who have contributed to this thread
MP regards the standards of postal services in SE1 as an important issue and one which is worthy of concern. Simon has personally experienced problems with postal services in SE1 and SW1 as well. This is an issue which he has raised with the Post Office in the past.
Simon has already raised the broad issue of sub standard postal services in SE1 and SW1 in writing to the Managers of the local sorting offices, copied also to the Chief Executive of the Royal Mail Group. However, in addition and prompted by this thread, Simon has decided to arrange a meeting for all those who have commented above and for those others who have experienced postal difficulties in SE1. The meeting will be held within SE1 on either Thursday (evening), Friday (evening) or Saturday (daytime) next week. Details of time and venue will be confirmed via this thread as soon as possible. It would be helpful if those attending could bring details of examples of poor service.
For those who are unable to attend Simon would be grateful if you could provide specific examples either via this thread or by post to him at the House of Commons, SW1A 0AA. If writing it would be interesting to keep a record of the date of posting!
Prompted by this issue Simon and I have agreed that one or both of us will check this site twice a week from now on. Not only do we hope that people's contributions may contribute to improving the local postal service; they have already brought about a new year resolution to open up one further route for hearing what our constituents are concerned about. We hope you will all understand that volume of contributions may influence length and variety of replies!
With kind regards from Simon Hughes
MP and from me, Ed James (the person who runs Simon's local constituency office).
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