Defending Ipswich post offices

When the government revealed that it wanted to close four post offices in Ipswich, Ben fought back. He went to Downing Street with a thousand signatures on his petition, and continued the high-level lobbying of Royal Mail. He explained to managers that the closure of Fore Street was the worst decision of all, because there would soon be thousands of students at the new university without a post office.

Ben’s arguments won through – so although the government continued with the closure programme, Royal Mail gave Fore Street a reprieve.