Jonathan Reynolds MP

Representing the communities of Stalybridge, Hyde, Mossley, Longdendale, and Dukinfield
labour and coop candidate jonathan reynolds

Keep Ashton Sorting Office Open

500 signatures




I was very concerned to learn that Royal Mail are conducting a feasibility study into the closure of Ashton-Under-Lyne Delivery Office. Together with Ashton MP Angela Rayner, I will fight this tooth and nail.


I am opposed to this closure in the strongest possible terms, not least because approximately half of all Stalybridge and Hyde constituents would be adversely effected by this course of action, name those in Mossley and Stalybridge. Royal Mail’s proposal to relocate the service to their Oldham delivery office is completely impractical for Mossley and Stalybridge residents. The Oldham office is already 4.9 miles away from the Ashton office, and the distance from the furthest postcode I believe to be affected is 7.1 miles away from the Oldham site. A round trip of 14.2 miles.


This would be an extremely lengthy excursion via public transport, in the case of many addresses, involving two buses each way. According to the current bus time tables, from many affected addresses this would take an hour and a quarter each way. A two and half hour roundtrip to collect a parcel is completely unacceptable. Even for those fortunate enough to have a car, this would be a highly inconvenient hour long round trip.


I am deeply concerned about the impact this will have on constituents, especially those with disabilities, those with busy working lives and/or caring responsibilities, and those running a small business. I am deeply disappointed that Royal Mail is taking decisions such as this which evidently do not have customers and communities at heart. Maintaining Ashton Sorting Office is crucial to support both our local economy and local social inclusion.


This is a well-used, much needed sorting office of key significance and value to local people. Please sign my petition and put pressure on Royal Mail to keep Ashton Sorting Office open!


Will you sign?

  • Victoria Carruthers
    signed via 2017-05-18 22:06:02 +0100
  • Dan Molloy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-18 18:13:21 +0100
    I've signed this petition to stop Royal Mail closing Ashton Sorting Office. Don't send our parcels to Oldham!
  • Dan Molloy
    @SatsFansGlobal tweeted link to this page. 2017-05-18 18:13:16 +0100
    I've signed this petition to stop Royal Mail closing Ashton Sorting Office. Don't send our parcels to Oldham!
  • Dan Molloy
    signed 2017-05-18 18:11:59 +0100
  • John wilkinson
    signed 2017-05-11 14:56:33 +0100
  • Christopher Peters
    signed 2017-04-29 12:09:55 +0100
  • Marie Dale
    signed 2017-03-14 14:25:52 +0000
  • Jonathan Drever
    signed 2017-01-13 11:15:46 +0000
  • jenny ardron adams
    signed 2016-12-14 12:51:22 +0000
  • Leon Driscoll
    signed via 2016-12-11 16:26:16 +0000
  • Kerry Kelly
    signed 2016-12-11 16:23:06 +0000
  • James Chalmers
    signed 2016-11-22 21:07:56 +0000
  • Carol Gregory-davies
    signed 2016-10-28 12:52:53 +0100
  • Paul Quirk
    signed 2016-09-20 22:13:58 +0100
  • Robert Walsh
    signed 2016-09-20 19:46:56 +0100
  • Kathryn Bardsley
    signed via 2016-09-19 21:51:08 +0100
  • Christine Timpson
    signed via 2016-09-19 20:21:05 +0100
  • Carly Mellor
    signed via 2016-09-19 19:11:29 +0100
  • Pete Nuttall
    signed 2016-09-19 18:33:15 +0100
  • Matthew Hampson
    signed 2016-09-19 17:25:06 +0100
  • brian roberts
    signed 2016-09-19 17:22:54 +0100
  • cheryl Stanley
    signed via 2016-09-19 17:20:43 +0100
  • Dave Timpson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-19 16:56:31 +0100
    I've signed this petition to stop Royal Mail closing Ashton Sorting Office. Don't send our parcels to Oldham!
  • Vicky Husband
    signed 2016-09-19 16:30:08 +0100
  • Keith Smith
    signed 2016-09-19 16:25:14 +0100
  • Susan McDiarmid
    signed 2016-09-13 12:07:55 +0100
  • malcolm thorley
    signed 2016-09-10 16:59:26 +0100
  • Nikki Mcateer
    signed 2016-09-10 10:58:34 +0100
  • Joanne Bentley Turner
    signed 2016-09-08 22:44:42 +0100
  • alan holt
    signed 2016-09-08 17:43:29 +0100


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