DWP Debt Management Centre, Porth

DWP Don't close the Debt Management Centre in Porth

 

DWP_llun.JPGThis petition is now closed.

Many thanks to the hundreds of you that took the time to sign. 

Although the argument to close the centre in Porth was lost, it is heartening that the jobs will remain in the Rhondda.

Hearing the announcement that the jobs will be relocated to Tonypandy, Leanne said

“I’m more than pleased that the joint PCS / community campaign to keep DWP jobs in the Rhondda has been a success, and that staff from the Porth office will be relocated to Tonypandy instead of being forced to travel to Caerffili. The Rhondda could not afford to lose these jobs - our local economy would have taken a hard blow it cannot afford. Today’s decision is in line with the wishes of the loyal workforce who have been providing an exemplary service for their employers and for the people they serve.

“However across Wales, the picture isn't as positive. In Llanelli, Mountain Ash, Tredegar and Pyle the local DWP offices are to be shut with hundreds of jobs lost to those local communities. This is a decision driven by the Tory government’s austerity agenda and not by the needs of our communities and our people, and is another example of why Plaid Cymru wants to see powers over Job Centres devolved to Wales so that we can protect these services from the Conservative government.”

Here is the original text of the petition:-
The proposed closure of the Department for Work and Pension’s Debt Management Centre in Porth will have a devastating impact on the area.  More than 90 people are employed at this facility in Oldway House on the edge of the town centre.   
Many local businesses in the town centre also rely on the custom provided by local workers.  If you agree that the DWP should rethink and retain what is Wales’ only DWP debt management centre, please sign the petition below.  Please forward to friends and family to sign as well.
Here is part of the letter that Leanne has written to the DWP ....

 

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The proposed closure of the Department for Work and Pension’s Debt Management Centre in Porth will have a devastating impact in the Rhondda.  More than 90 people are employed at this facility in Oldway House.  

Many local businesses in the town centre also rely on the custom provided by local workers. 

We the undersigned agree that the DWP should rethink and retain what is Wales’ only DWP debt management centre.

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  • Barbara Evans
    signed via 2017-02-10 06:09:58 +0000
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  • Leanne Barrett
    signed 2017-02-07 22:45:29 +0000
  • Derek Wiltshire
    signed 2017-02-07 19:52:10 +0000
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    signed 2017-02-07 02:04:44 +0000
  • Stephen Pritchard
    signed 2017-02-06 23:21:49 +0000
  • Katherine Pritchard
    signed 2017-02-06 22:30:23 +0000
  • Emma Jones
    signed via 2017-02-06 22:15:03 +0000
  • Claire Goodwin
    signed 2017-02-06 18:50:07 +0000
  • Alison Chapman
    signed 2017-02-05 20:19:18 +0000
  • Royston Galvin
    signed 2017-02-05 20:15:46 +0000
    Any loss of jobs is devastating. There is little enough in the Rhondda as it is now.
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  • Luke Jones
    signed 2017-02-05 17:00:37 +0000
    I lived in Porth for a long time before moving to Scotland. It would be a devastating blow locally.
  • Rebecca Christopher
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