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Saturday, June 28, 2008
  Post Office Closures
shaftmoor
Those who wish to see a bigger picture can look at Flickr for it.

The process of reducing the Sub Post Office network from about 18,000 to 4,500 outlets is continuing with silly decisions to close down profitable outlets continuing to be made.

This is the local councillors from Acocks Green and Springfield Wards (Springfield is in Hall Green Constituency) campaigning to keep Shaftmoor Lane Sub Post Office open.
 
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Our local post office was closed despite it always being busy.Our MP managed to save 1 post office uphill.

The problem is the main PO can't handle the number of people using it now. There are huge queues and they actually block the main shopping centre as people are queuing outside of the CO-OP.

Its a ridiculous situation and I try not to send parcels now.

Why are they closing so many profitable PO's and not just targetting the failing ones?

How are people supposed to send parcels and use recorded delivery with all these closures. It is ridiculous that the elderly have to catch a bus to go to the nearest PO!
 
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