Hadfield residents have contacted Ruth George MP over a sign in their local Post Office that undelivered parcels and other mail will not longer be able to be collected from there, but residents may have to travel to Hyde Post Office.
Ruth has contacted both Royal Mail and Hadfield Post Office, urging them to reach an agreement.
Ruth said: “Many people in the Hadfield area work long hours or commute so they need to be able to pick up their parcels locally, especially as traffic can make the journey to Hyde so difficult.
“We also need to support Post Offices, which play a vital role in our communities, and parcel collection can help them gain extra trade and keep them viable, so I’d like to see the service stay at Hadfield Post Office if possible.
“Payments to postmasters have been reduced so much recently that they can find it very hard to provide services and I’m pleased this is now being reviewed following calls for action from me and other MPs.
“I have written to Royal Mail urging them to make clear what payment they are offering for the parcel collection service and to reach an agreement with Hadfield Post Office if at all possible.
“I hope that the Postmaster will consider this offer, I have also put him in touch with his Federation official for some advice.
“If it is not possible for an agreement to be reached with Hadfield Post Office, I’ve asked Royal Mail to find a local alternative so that residents of Hadfield, Padfield and Tintwistle don’t have to encounter the continued congestion travelling to Hyde to collect their mail.”
Cllr Ollie Cross speaking on behalf of the Hadfield, Padfield and Tintwistle councillors said: “As your local councillors we have been contacted by many residents who are concerned about the prospect of travelling to Hyde to collect parcels and missed letters.”
“We are working with our local MP Ruth George, the Post Office and both council’s to come up with a solution that sees the service retained in Hadfield.”