Save East Finchley Post Office

The closure of the East Finchley Crown Post Office and moving some postal services to a local shop with access via steps and a lift for wheelchairs will lead to:

Longer waiting times, fewer jobs, and significantly worse access for people in wheelchairs, and parents with buggies.

So please sign our petition to stop the closure of this important local hub.

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signed 2014-05-05 19:04:45 +0100
signed 2014-04-30 12:23:00 +0100
signed 2014-04-27 12:19:19 +0100
signed 2014-04-24 21:52:04 +0100
signed 2014-04-24 19:23:42 +0100
A proper post office is essential for our good-sized growing and thriving community. The wretched plan to remove it and replace it perhaps with something unsuitable in its structure and its location is contemptible and totally unacceptable. Hands off our post office!!
signed 2014-04-24 15:58:06 +0100
Please don’t make us go into that shop (run by the rudest man in the world, and playing inescapable music) to get post office services!
signed 2014-04-10 18:06:19 +0100
Poat office always full. Not enough space at UOE AND PROBLEMS WITH ACCESS
signed 2014-04-10 11:54:19 +0100
signed via 2014-04-07 21:00:40 +0100
signed 2014-04-07 16:29:03 +0100
signed 2014-04-07 14:59:37 +0100
signed 2014-04-07 12:29:56 +0100
UOE premises are too narrow and small for easy access for people using pushchairs, wheelchairs and when there are queues particulalrly since the PO section appears to be at the back of UOE premises. Could UOE take over the Post Office premises, if the change is inevitable?
signed 2014-04-07 11:37:22 +0100
signed 2014-04-06 12:39:54 +0100
signed 2014-03-28 12:28:01 +0000
Yesssss
signed 2014-03-28 08:37:39 +0000
East Finchley post office is a brilliant and vital community service.

It has great access for the elderly, wheelchairs and buggies, and it’s an integral part of our ‘Village’ high rd. East Finchley is lucky to still boast a really friendly and individual shopping street, but already it is so hard for the local shops with the parking restrictions. Barnet need to support its communities and realise what fantastic raw materials it already has. Please Don’t cut! Cultivate!
signed 2014-03-26 15:21:09 +0000
This post office lies at the heart of the local community. Removal of the Post Office will damage the High Road, and the sense of community that exists here.
signed 2014-03-17 11:52:45 +0000
Our Post Office is a brilliant resource for local people and an important part of our High Street – especially for those who are isolated and visit it regularly to pay bills etc.
signed 2014-03-16 12:08:00 +0000
signed 2014-03-15 10:58:46 +0000
A fully functioning Post Office is an essential part of the community. UOE is a fine shop but is not fit for purpose as a PO. When will our council start fighting to protect the community? The Parking debacle is another appalling attack on local business.
signed 2014-03-14 21:11:35 +0000
signed 2014-03-14 11:00:49 +0000
This closure is madness. Peak time queues for counter service already back up to the door in the current premises which can at least absorb buggies, wheelchairs, ambulant disabled access etc as well as allowing those wishing to use the photo booth and shop the stationery fixtures without blocking the queue


Peak time queues build even with more than one staff member on duty at the counter. Even now the staff either can’t or won’t deliver against the customer need and are seemingly unaware or don’t care that customers have to wait up to 30 mins to be served. One paced would be a general description of their service.


Now imagine this scenario in a standard shop where the main business of the shop will be still be going on and will be the main interest of the owners, the queue will have to snake between the fixtures, after having negotiated the steps up into the shop and the likelihood of only one member of staff serving. What about buggies? What about disabled access? What about congestion around the entrance when the wheelchair lift is being used?


Has anyone at the post office carried out any joined up thinking? Do they not contextualise this proposal in the context of what is already going on in the local retail environment. Do they liaise with Barnet Council and vice versa? I doubt it. All in all not clever and not customer focussed and an example of why the post office counters business has no flair, seemingly no financial success, no customer focus and why it has to resort to this sort of stupid decision in an effort to help it survive. If Post Office counters really want to survive then must not disenfranchise their customers.


The offer to postpone the closure is a nonsense. They clearly plan to do it at some point they just want to muddy the water by appearing to listen to valid objections. Frankly all the objections to closure are blindingly obvious and should have been foreseen by them and the closure discounted.


They should revisit the viability of the current premises. Rationalise it, train the staff to be more efficient and customer focussed and generally wake up to the fact that a business’s success is more than just delivering a service at the cheapest price.
signed 2014-03-13 21:26:49 +0000
signed 2014-03-13 20:39:51 +0000
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signed 2014-03-13 12:56:36 +0000
signed 2014-03-13 09:37:53 +0000
signed 2014-03-13 09:16:16 +0000
Another wrong movement…
signed 2014-03-13 09:15:03 +0000
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