In Chingford, both Station Road and Chingford Mount have been neglected, with many shops closing down or lying empty. Labour will revive high streets by stopping bank branch closures, banning ATM charges and giving local authorities powers to put empty shops to good use.
In South Woodford and Woodford Green, closures of Crown Post offices and the local post sorting office mean elderly residents have been disadvantaged and shoppers made to travel to Chingford to pick up missed parcels. Labour will stop Post Office closures by bringing Royal Mail back into public ownership.
I will be working with the Waltham Forest Council to rekindle demand and work to improve the attractiveness of our high streets, and I will put pressure on the Post Office to provide better facilities for customers where they live.