Butt Lane Royal Mail sorting office is to remain open in Kidsgrove following a campaign by Kidsgrove residents to keep the venue open. Many Kidsgrove residents were fearful that they could have seen the Royal Mail sorting office move from Butt Lane in Kidsgrove to Knutton.
More than 1000 Kidsgrove residents have signed a petition to keep the sorting office in Butt Lane open, something which appears now to be the case and safeguards around 70 jobs.
Royal Mail have suggested that the proposed merger is off the agenda for the current time, however the word “current” will worry many Kidsgrove residents who may fear that these plans could re-appear at some point in the future. This is going be made more likely following the proposals to allow Royal Mail to leave parcels with neighbours, reducing the need for such collection hubs.