Local MP Maria Miller formally presented in Parliament on Wednesday 15 January the petition on Chineham Post Office .

Maria said: “This petition demonstrates the very significant level of concern among local residents about closure of the busy and much used Post Office in Chineham .
 
Residents from across Basingstoke have told me how shocked they were by this and how much they relied on the services offered at the Chineham Post Office. That strength of feeling is demonstrated by how many have signed this petition presented today.”
 
I am pleased that residents’ concerns are being listened to by the Post Office and Tellon Capital . And I present this petition to underline the support from residents to get a new operator for the Post Office in place as soon as possible.”
 
The petition states:
 
The petition of residents of Basingstoke,
Declares that action must be taken concerning the recent closure of Chineham Post Office Branch and the loss of vital services for local residents as a result of the Old Basing PO operator also withdrawing in recent years.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Post Office, Tellon Capital and Basingstoke Council to ensure that Chineham residents have access to vital Post Office services and priority is given to opening a branch as part of the new development at Chineham Shopping Centre.
And the petitioners remain, etc