The Save Our Post Office Crouch End Residents’ Group has launched an official boycott of the new retail partner, Universal Office Equipment (UK) Ltd.
On July 18 the Post Office announced its plan to spin off Crouch End Post Office and turn the Topsfield Parade business into a franchise with Universal Office Equipment (UOE) named as the preferred franchisee.
Ten days later The Save Our Post Office Crouch End Residents’ Group launched a boycott of UOE products and services fearing the change will lead to a downgraded service, loss of jobs and insecure future for branches cut adrift from government ownership.
Describing the move as “short-sighted” and “hugely unpopular”, local Communication Workers Union representative Clive Tickner said: “Residents are determined to stop the post office being ripped from the heart of the community.
“UOE want to squeeze a second-rate postal service into the back of the building. Make no mistake, we will not rest until the Post Office drop their disastrous plans.”