At the Council Meeting of Rotherham Council on Wednesday 8 March 2017, Cllr Taiba Yasseen and Cllr Saghir Alam moved a motion calling to Save Rotherham Post Office. The motion read as follows:
“That this Council notes the recent announcement to close Rotherham Post Office on Bridgegate, unless it can be franchised with a partner.
We call on the Post Office and Government to reverse this decision. We are concerned there are limited options for a franchise partner in town, meaning a closure is likely if this route is pursued.
The Post Office network has been reduced by more than 50% over the past 30 years and this is a step too far. Rotherham Post Office is very well used and the decision would be detrimental to customers. As a Crown Post Office it provide services that are not available elsewhere for example, with regards to driving licenses and passports, these would be a big loss to residents in Rotherham.
We call on the council to write to the Post Office and Government outlying our concerns and encourage all members to sign and promote the petition against this decision.
Proposer:- Councillor Yasseen Seconder:- Councillor Alam”
On being put to the vote, the motion was carried unaminously by the Council.