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Rush Green Post Office finds new home after facing closure

The post office will move to newsagents Evans 2 in March (Credit: Google Maps)

A post office in Rush Green has found a new home after being threatened with closure. 

The service, based inside a pharmacy in Rush Green Road, was going to shut last June after the postmaster decided to resign. 

Local people were worried elderly residents might not be able to access a post office as the two closest branches are in Romford. 

They launched a campaign to save the site and convinced the postmaster to delay their resignation. 

The post office will now be moved to newsagent Evans 2 in Dagenham Road and is set to open on Wednesday, 9 March. 

It will be open from 8am until 6pm from Monday to Saturday. 

The move follows a public consultation that gave 41 residents the chance to comment on access and security concerns. 

“After careful consideration of the feedback received, we remain confident that the layout and location of the new branch will continue to meet customer needs and deliver an excellent service, whilst securing the long-term viability of Post Office services in the local community,” said a spokesperson for Post Office Ltd. 

Jon Cruddas MP supported residents during their campaign and is “pleased to see face-to-face services will be retained”. 

“There was real concern last year when plans to completely close the branch came forward,” he said.

“It’s good to see the Post Office have taken this on board and suggested a new option which re-establishes their commitment to the area and ensures local people are not cut off from essential services.”

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