Closure of Post Office in Haywards Heath ‘simply not acceptable’ says MP

Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames. Picture: Derek Martin Photography
Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames. Picture: Derek Martin Photography

The closure of a Haywards Heath Post Office is ‘simply not acceptable’ says Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames.

The MP said the closure of Crown Post Office in South Road, as a result of Co-op’s decision close its shop this month, ‘must be resolved without delay’.

Post Office services are currently being offered at the empty Co-op unit in South Road, Haywards Heath. Picture: Google Street View

Post Office services are currently being offered at the empty Co-op unit in South Road, Haywards Heath. Picture: Google Street View

He has written to the Post Office on behalf of residents making clear the need for temporary arrangements to be in place.

He said: “It is simply not acceptable to leave the very many people who use the Post Office high and dry, resulting in a grotesque inconvenience for many of my constituents.

“I look to the Post Office to put in place arrangements to reopen the Post Office in Haywards Heath town centre as a matter of urgency”.

The Post Office told the MP it was considering interest from a number of retailers to host a replacement branch, but no timetable had been provided.

The South Road Post Office provides services such as ParcelForce Express, passport and identity checking services, vehicle tax and DVLA photocard renewals and other services which are not available at ‘local’ Post Office counters.

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