Dr Julian Lewis: I rise to present a petition on the astonishing proposal to close the post office at Bramshaw in the New Forest, which has plunged village residents into despair. Bramshaw's bus services have been discontinued, and many vulnerable, elderly people will be isolated and put at risk on long walks to Cadnam along a busy road with no footpaths. A former bomb disposal officer with a George Medal states that closing Bramshaw Post Office is tearing the heart out of the social life of the village. He is 93 years old. Society should be ashamed.
The petition states:
The Petition of Mr. Desmond Swayne MP and 366 other customers of Bramshaw Post Office in the New Forest,
Declares that the loss of this Post Office will have a devastating effect on the welfare of numerous vulnerable and elderly residents of the village.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government and Post Office Ltd. to reverse the proposal to close this indispensable branch.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.