Monthly Archives: March 2019

Save Penrith psot office

POST OFFICE PETITION TO BE PRESENTED TO MANAGEMENT

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Rory is to present his petition to stop the planned closure of Penrith Post Office to its management on 15 March.

The Post Office announced its intention to relocate its Penrith operation from the current standalone site on Crown Square to the WH Smith on Angel Square in January. At the same time, a consultation was launched, to gauge the community’s views on the plans, with many raising concerns about the size and suitability of the space selected.

Rory, who shared the community’s concerns, launched an online petition to stop this move in February, which quickly amassed over a thousand signatures. At the same time, paper copies were circulated around Penrith, which gained many more names. These will be collected over the coming days, and the complete petition will be presented to Richard Hall, External Affairs Manager on Friday.

Rory said, “I have serious concerns about the planned relocation of the Penrith Post Office, as I have repeatedly made clear to its management. I very much hope that, by presenting this petition, I will demonstrate the will of the people of Penrith who collectively oppose the move to Angel Square. The current site is spacious and appropriate to the needs of the community and I hope that the management recognise this and agree to cancel the move”.

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RORY APPEARS ON BBC LONDON NEWS

Rory, in his capacity as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, appeared on BBC London News to discuss the state of the capital’s prisons while on a visit to Wormwood Scrubs. Watch it here:

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RORY APPEARS ON BBC WORLD QUESTIONS

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Rory appeared on BBC World Questions last week, on a panel chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, featuring Hilary Benn, Lara Spirit and Isabel Oakeshott. Listen to it here:

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RORY ANSWERS URGENT QUESTION ON PROBATION

Rory, in his capacity as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, answered an Urgent Question in the House of Commons today on the Probation System. Watch it here: