New Crayford post office consultation could start in the summer, but town's MP remains angry at delay
PUBLISHED: 10:14 24 April 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 24 April 2017
The post office shut last summer
Crayford MP David Evennett has called for action amid “real anger and disappointment” at the town’s lack of post office.
The former post office was shut in June last year when the convenience store it was based in closed its doors in a bid to become an ice cream parlour - plans that were rejected by Bexley council.
With residents waiting 10 months without a post office, David Evennett expressed anger at the delay.
He said: “The Crayford office closed in June and I was promised a new facility would open in Crayford town.
“Despite pressure from myself and real anger and disappointment in the town, we still do not have any news.
“Warm words from the Post Office are not enough, we need action now.”
The Post Office has told us it is reviewing an application to run the service.
A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that we have an interested applicant to re-open a post office in Crayford.
“We are progressing the application and working hard to restore services to the area.
“Any re-opening would be subject to public consultation, we are not yet in a position to commence consultation.”
Until the consultation begins, the Post Office would not reveal who the interested party is.
The Post Office is hoping to start a consultation in the summer.