‘The result has been announced today 07/05/08 – the closure will take place!…What a whitewash – what a sham of consultation. What a clueless business in disarray. I have asked Postwatch to intervene to force The Post Office to reply on individual points raised in my consultation submission. Whether they have the statutory teeth or the organisational stomach for a fight we shall have to wait and see.‘
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Decision paper announces: Post Office® Caledonian Road (100) branch The main concerns expressed by respondents during local public consultation in relation to our proposal for this branch related to the potential impact the proposed closure might have on the community, with many respondents commenting that this branch is important for vulnerable people and as a social hub. Respondents also commented that Post Office® Caledonian Road (100) branch has easy access and a wide range of products and praised the staff for their efficient service. Respondents also noted that several major developments are planned for the King’s Cross area, including student housing, offices and restaurants.
Post Office Limited received a petition in relation to this branch during the local public consultation, opposing the proposed closure. Post Office Limited has considered all responses received and a review of this proposal has been undertaken. The nearest alternative branch, Post Office® Kings Cross branch, is less than half a mile away. It offers extended opening hours and a wider range of products than Post Office® Caledonian Road (100) branch. It also has level access into the branch for customers with mobility constraints, including disabled and elderly customers, and is on a bus route. The next nearest branch, Post Office® Caledonian Road (320) branch, is approximately half a mile away. This branch also has level access for customers with mobility constraints, and is also on a bus route.
Taking these and all other relevant factors into account, including the needs of more vulnerable customers, Post Office Limited has decided to proceed with the closure of Post Office® Caledonian Road (100) branch.