• progress needed at Wythburn Crescent

    I am incredibly disappointed by the lack of progress at Wythburn Crescent shops in Moss Bank following the devastating fire in October.

    I am in contact with the site owners, Torus, who are still awaiting a decision from the insurers so that they can proceed with the demolition and rebuild. They assure me they are pushing them on an almost daily basis, and are also in talks with an architect about designs for the rebuild.

    Of particular concern is the lack of response we have had from the Post Office. Hundreds of post offices are being closed across the country by design – to lose one by default would be devastating and is not something I and the local community are prepared to tolerate. I have demanded to meet the CEO of the Post Office to ask for a temporary service to be put in place and a guarantee about future provision.

    I realise how frustrating this is for Moss Bank residents – it is for me too – but I am continuing to work on this as a priority and together with local Labour councillors will keep the pressure on all those involved to get answers to our questions, and make the much-needed progress to return these essential local services.