No U-turn for Welwyn Garden City post office

THE bid to get a popular post office re-opened has been dealt a heavy blow. On Friday, two senior officials from Post Office Ltd (POL) visited WGC for a summit with campaigners opposed to the closure of Handside's Marsden Road branch. According to

THE bid to get a popular post office re-opened has been dealt a heavy blow.

On Friday, two senior officials from Post Office Ltd (POL) visited WGC for a summit with campaigners opposed to the closure of Handside's Marsden Road branch.

According to protesters, a "full and frank exchange of views" took place, but sadly the meeting concluded with POL maintaining its decision to close the post office last November was correct.

Speaking after her visit, POL's Melanie Corfield said: "The final decision on the closure of Handside post office was announced in August last year, following consideration of all the issues raised during consultation.


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"We are committed to good customer service at remaining post offices and will work with local managers to ensure this."

Dr Dennis Lewis, who founded a council of war to fight the closure, said: "It was a useful discussion from our point of view in that it gave us an insight into the way POL had arrived at their decision.

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"However, we are most disappointed they gave not an inch and still maintained the decision was the right decision.

"We are firmly of the opinion they are gravely mistaken."

Dr Lewis added his war cabinet would reconvene in the near future to discuss how best to move forward.

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