A campaign encouraging the boycotting of a potential future post office franchisee’s products and services has been launched.

Save our Post Office Group has taken the lead in the customer ‘Boycott Pledge’ protest launched on Saturday August 5.

It comes following the announcement in July that Finsbury Park Crown Post Office on Seven Sisters Road could be franchised to Rizman Salahuddin.

Under these proposals the Post Office will be run alongside Mr Salahuddin’s stationery business, probably at the back of his premises.

Steve Jones, Communication Workers Union National executive member, and Haringey resident, said: “We are shocked and outraged that, only a week after being told that Crouch End and Finsbury Park Crown Offices are being franchised, we find the Post Office are doing the same to Muswell Hill, Stoke Newington, Leyton and Walthamstow.

“This is horrific news for local residents, businesses and the staff, many of whom have given decades of loyal service.

“The most frequent question we are asked when on the streets campaigning is ‘Where will we go for the full range of services?’

“To which there is no answer unless you’re prepared to travel miles and queue for hours.

“This is absolutely horrendous news for the whole of North and East London – the most vulnerable people in society will suffer most as will local businesses – if these decisions are not reversed it could spell the death knell of the high street in many communities.

“This irresponsible action has to be stopped and stopped now, and before it is too late.”

The Post Office public consultation on their proposals for Finsbury Park Crown Post Office is yet to be announced.

The six-week public consultation that started on Wednesday July 19 will end on Wednesday September 6.

The aim is to have a new store open by November 2017.

Feedback on the proposals can be given by completing the Post Offide online survey through postofficeviews.co.uk and entering, Finsbury Park N4 2AB.