People will be asked for their ideas to help save a post office in Hove from closure at a workshop tomorrow evening (Thursday 3 September).
The event, at the Old Market, in Upper Market Street, Hove, follows a public meeting where people raised concerns about the future of the Crown Post Office in Western Road, Hove.
Post Office Ltd has started a consultation about plans to “merge” its Western Road branch with the Melville Road Post Office, just off Dyke Road, at the Seven Dials.
Councillor Ollie Sykes said: “I’ve organised a public workshop this Thursday which aims to build on the meeting on 17 August and is more of a workshop approach – professionally facilitated – aiming to find ways the community can save this essential local service, together with Post Office Ltd.
“It’ll be well attended with Post Office people, national experts on post offices from the CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau), lots of local residents and hopefully a couple of MPs.”
Hove MP Peter Kyle chaired the meeting last month. Both he and Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas have been invited to the meeting tomorrow which runs from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Councillor Sykes said: “As part of the campaign against closure – and it is closure, whatever they say about merger – of Brunswick Town’s much-loved Crown Post Office at 22 Western Road, we’re organising this ‘World Café’ public discussion event to get all the ideas on how to save it in one place.
“Invitees include local MPs Peter Kyle and Caroline Lucas and also Post Office staff themselves.
“If you care about the future of this post office and have ideas to save it please come along.
“Due to the nature of the event, tickets are limited to 70.”
To apply for tickets, click here.