Royal Mail is urged to rethink Portsmouth city centre plan

BID Councillor Leo Madden
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COUNCILLORS are calling on Royal Mail to overturn proposals to close its Portsmouth processing centre.

Cllrs Jason Fazackarley and Leo Madden will put forward a notice of motion at a meeting of the full city council on Tuesday, December 10 that urges the company’s bosses to rethink their plans.

There is concern that, should the closure become a reality, then there will be deterioration of services in the city, as well as job losses.

The councillors will call on the council to write a letter to Moya Greene, Royal Mail’s chief executive, which asks her to keep the centre.

The meeting, which starts at 2pm, will be held at Portsmouth Guildhall.

As previously reported, the move would mean mail sorting would cease in Portsmouth from the summer of 2015, and the operation could move to Eastleigh instead.