Readers rally round to support our use it or lose it post office campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:14 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 26 October 2009

WITH D-Day edging ever closer for most post offices across Times Territory, readers have continued to voice their unhappiness at potential closures. Our Post Office campaign appealed to you to support your nearest post office and use it or lose it . Rea

WITH D-Day edging ever closer for most post offices across Times Territory, readers have continued to voice their unhappiness at potential closures.

Our Post Office campaign appealed to you to support your nearest post office and "use it or lose it".

Readers have responded by expressing their disagreement with the prospect of losing 2,500 branches nationwide.

Richard Bailey from Elm Gardens, WGC, described his closest post office in Marsden Road as "a must".

He said: "What on earth has convinced the powers that be to close these post offices?

"I have visited my branch every day for years and I would not want to go anywhere else especially not into the town centre.

"I am not old but some of the people are and would be pretty lost without their local post office.

"I also cannot see how they are going to recoup a £90m pound loss by closing these stores are beyond me."

Another WGC man expressed his concern the post office in Peartree Lane may close.

He said: "I have become to rely on the service provided by my local post office and for it to close would be very sad and inconvenient.

"Many people I know go to collect their pension and due to illness or other reasons would struggle to do a longer journey if it were to close.

"I will support my post office as much as I can."

* What are your views on the imminent closures? Do you work at a post office and are you concerned about your future? Call 01707 384181 or email ben.griffiths@whtimes.co.uk

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