10th May 2013
Maidstone Greens have written to Royal Mail to express their anger at the final move of the town centre delivery office to Parkwood as the move will ensure that collections of parcels will either involve significant journeys to the out of town centre or additional cost to have the parcel sent to a local post office.
Stuart Jeffery: "This move is all about saving money for the Royal Mail at the expense of customers. It will mean that people will now either have to take a bus into the town centre and another back out to Parkwood or they will have to drive out there adding to the traffic chaos on the Sutton and Loose Roads. To avoid the extra travel the Royal Mail is suggesting a top up fee to let customers pick parcels up from local post offices.
"The current delivery office in the town centre is accessible by train and bus and very few people need to drive to it.
"This move is simply not acceptable and we have written to the Royal Mail to express our deep concerns and anger asking them to consider reopen a delivery office in the town centre or to deliver to local post offices for free."