Keep it up, Norman

THE Government’s Post Office Minister has been urged to keep up the good workby MP Sir Alan Beith.

Sir Alan has asked Norman Lamb to continue the work begun by Edward Davey to secure the network for the future.

He said: “With a Liberal Democrat Postal Affairs Minister in the UK Government, we have seen a strong commitment to Post Offices with £1billion of extra investment and plans to modernise and mutualise the Network.

“Ed Davey has now moved to the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb has been appointment as the Minister responsible for Post Offices. I am speaking to Norman to urge him to keep up the good work on Post Offices and emphasised how important they are for our local communities here in rural Northumberland.”

“In North Norfolk, Norman Lamb also represents a scattered rural constituency and so he knows at firsthand how important Post Offices are.

“More that 20 million people across the UK use the Post Office every week and Post Offices are vital community services in rural areas. The ten year deal struck between Royal Mail and the Post Office will give sub-postmasters and other greater confidence in the future of the network, and the signs are really encouraging for the future.”