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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown fights to avoid Last Post for Cotswolds Post Offices

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Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown today once more expressed his vehement opposition to the Post Office closures across his constituency during a debate in the House of Commons. Read the rest of this entry »

Stamp on Post Office Closures!

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A peaceful protest, led by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, calling on the Government to stamp on Post Office closures, is scheduled to take to the streets of Cirencester this Saturday 8th March at 11.00. Read the rest of this entry »

Post Office closures are “Politics of the Madhouse”

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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Cotswolds found some unlikely allies during a debate on Post Office Closures yesterday in the form of seven Labour MPs.
In a wide ranging condemnation of the closures Mr Clifton-Brown began by stating that “I cannot remember a debate in my entire time in Parliament in which the Government’s actions have been so fully condemned by so many Labour members”

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Post Office Meeting in Longborough in the Cotswolds

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Friday 7th March 19.00 – 21.00 Longborough Village Hall.
Further to the seven public meetings held by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown on the 8th and 9th of February, an additional meeting has been arranged in Longborough Village Hall

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Cotswold motion attacks plans to axe Post Offices

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The Government’s consultation process over Post Office closures is ‘nothing more than a pre-determined sham’, Cotswold District Council said today.

A meeting of full Council passed a unanimous motion expressing its total opposition to plans to cut 27 Post Offices in Gloucestershire, including 12 in the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

Post Office Consultation Campaign Heats Up

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Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown today spoke of the sheer level of opposition to Post Office closures following the series of public meetings he held across the Cotswolds. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotswolds MP overwhelmed by response to Post Office Meetings

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Seven public meetings organised by Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown took place this weekend in Rendcomb, Stratton, Weston-sub-Edge, Blockley, Guiting Power, Aldsworth and Meysey Hampton to discuss the closure of these Post Offices and those in the surrounding areas.

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Cotswolds MP Organises Public Discussion on Post Office Closures

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Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP for the Cotswolds has arranged a series of public meetings for all affected residents to discuss the proposed round of Post Office closures in the Cotswolds.

The meetings will serve as an opportunity for people to hear more about and air their views on the effects of the closures, to learn more about the consultation process and to hear the options available to residents.

Mr Clifton-Brown is urging anyone with an interest to attend: “We need to work as a community to respond to the challenges put before us by these announcements. Cotswolds residents showed their unity of purpose and strength of character during the summer floods and we must now work together again”

Details are as follows:

Date/Time Location Affected Post Offices
Saturday 9th February
09.00 – 10.00
Weston-sub-Edge Village Hall Weston-sub-Edge
10.30 – 11.30 Blockley: St Georges Hall Blockley, Longborough
12.00 – 13.00 Guiting Power Village Hall Guiting Power, Temple Guiting
14.00 – 15.00 Aldsworth Village Hall Aldsworth, Sherborne
16.15 – 17.15 Meysey Hampton Village Hall Meysey Hampton

Residents wanting further information about these meetings should contact Gloucestershire Conservatives on 01452 371630 

Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP Cotswolds
www.geoffreycliftonbrown.com

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Post Office Ltd Delivers Crippling Closure Programme

Post Office Ltd Delivers Crippling Closure Programme

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Final details of the Post Office Closure Programme, made public on Tuesday 5th February 2008, have been described by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown as more devastating than the Beeching Railway cuts of the 1960s.

“For a constituency as rural as the Cotswolds the level of proposed closure will be a disaster. For many people, particularly the elderly, this will have a massive negative impact upon their lives.”
“The most distressing aspect is the fact that if we are successful in saving one Post Office, another will have to be closed either in the Cotswolds or one of our neighbouring constituencies.”

The Post Offices at Meysey Hampton, Weston-sub-Edge, The Beeches and Stratton are to be completely closed.

Meanwhile the following are to receive outreach services with limited hours per week:
Blockley – 14 hours
Longborough – 9 hours
Guiting Power – 8 hours
Colesbourne – 5 hours
Sherbourne – 5 hours
Aldsworth – 3 hours
Rendcombe – 3 hours
Temple Guiting – 2 hours

“It is essential now that we take our fight forward against these proposals. I would urge everyone in the affected areas to attend the public meetings I will be arranging on the 8th and 9th February in the affected areas. Details will be made available of the final timings later this week. ”

Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Cotswold)
www.geoffreycliftonbrown.com

Post Office Closures a Devastating Blow to the Cotswolds

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Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown today spoke with representatives from Post Office Ltd and received the final details of which branches are going to be affected by their closure programme.

The exact details are under embargo until Tuesday 5th February, when the public consultation begins. However, Mr Clifton-Brown commented “Residents of the Cotswolds have been deeply concerned for some time about this matter. Following the news I have received today I am appalled at the decisions taken by Post Office Ltd, our region has been the hardest hit across all of Gloucestershire”

“I have demonstrated on numerous occasions my commitment to fighting to protect rural services, and as a community we now have another battle on our hands”

Mr Clifton-Brown will be organising a series of public meetings in the affected parishes on the Friday 8th and Saturday 9th February, details of which will be released on Tuesday 5th February through all local news sources.

Source Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Cotswold)
www.geoffreycliftonbrown.com

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