West Linton postmaster Calum Greenhow visited Downing Street last week to submit a petition calling for the retention of DVLA services at post offices.
The petition, which has been signed by more than 8,000 postmasters and customers, was created to put pressure on the government to reverse their decision to remove all DVLA Services by March 2024.
Greenhow, who is Chief Executive of The National Association of Subpostmasters, was joined by four postmasters and Marion Fellows MP and Chair of the House of Commons All-Party Parliamentary Group on Post Offices to present the petition.
Greenhow said: “Presenting this petition to Downing Street is a critical moment for us. Every year services are being removed from post offices and this is our chance to fight back.
“The fact that so many customers signed our petition demonstrates that the public want DVLA services to remain available in post offices.
“As de facto business partners of government, we need genuine support to maintain our ability to provide vital services in our communities across the country.”
In response, a DVLA spokesperson told Border Telegraph: “The Post Office currently provide a limited range of DVLA’s services and an extension to the current contract has been agreed until 31 March 2024.
“We want our customers to be able to access our services as quickly and as easily as possible, and the role of front office counter services will form part of the considerations of any future service offerings.”