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Shap Post Office

EDM (Early Day Motion) 741: tabled on 13 May 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the long-awaited reopening of the Post Office in Shap; recognises the importance of post offices as community hubs, providing access to communication, banking and other vital services; notes the particular need for such services for those with restricted access, such as older or more rural populations with little connectivity in places like Cumbria; also notes that Post Office services help to address the particular risks of loneliness and isolation for these groups; regrets that the provision of these essential services to the community in Shap were prevented as a result of unnecessarily prolonged administrative issues; commends the patience and perseverance of those campaigning and working towards its reopening, particularly Cheryl Benson; encourages the Government to provide proactive support to current and potential postmasters in maintaining and expanding the vital Post Office network in Cumbria’s communities and across the country; especially hopes for similar progress to be made in the reopening of Hawkshead Post Office and finding a new site for a Post Office in Staveley; highlights the need for communities in Cumbria to have more control over second-home ownership to ensure post offices can be consistently sustained by frequent use; and calls for continued action to ensure that the Post Office fairly compensates all those who experienced the injustice of the Horizon scandal and that victims' convictions are overturned.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.