The public meeting held on 10 September to discuss progress with our post office application was attended by 37 people (36 shareholders) and two representatives of Post Office Ltd. After a lengthy discussion and a PO Ltd presentation, shareholders were asked to take part in a secret ballot to decide whether we should continue with the licence application process and enter into a contract with PO Ltd.
There were 29 No votes, 6 Yes votes and one abstention.
The management committee supports this outcome and thinks that to pursue a post office licence is not in the shop’s interests, at least for the time being. However, it appreciates that not having a post office in Clapham is an inconvenience, so alternative ways to enable residents to have access to key post office services, as well as cash withdrawals, are being looked into.
In the meantime, if you find it difficult to get to Austwick post office please let Sue Mann know on 51792.