'Time to stand up and be counted'

PUBLISHED: 10:16 27 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:16 26 October 2009

POSTMASTERS have urged residents to come out in force on a day of action to save Times Territory's endangered post offices. Key figures behind the WHT's Your Post Office Needs You campaign have committed to the two protests on Saturday, June 7. It is now

POSTMASTERS have urged residents to come out in force on a day of action to save Times Territory's endangered post offices.

Key figures behind the WHT's Your Post Office Needs You campaign have committed to the two protests on Saturday, June 7.

It is now down to you, the readers, to turn up and rally against the nationwide cull that threatens around 40 of our branches.

With the decision at a public consultation to be made in July, protests have been arranged at post offices in Marsden Road and Howardsgate in WGC.

Both begin at 10am before participants march on to support more of the borough's jeopardised stores.

David Edlin, post office manager at Marsden Road will be among those rallying and said he would be ecstatic to see people get behind the cause.

"It will be great to have people showing their support and how much they need us," he said.

"People have to be here to support us otherwise other wise we or other branches will not be here for much longer.

"It is a crucial time."

Bob Vohra, manager of the branch in High Street, Welwyn also said the day is "massively important" to all post offices.

"We are all in the same boat and we need people to show their support and say that they don't agree with the closures.

"This matters a lot to us."

MP Grant Shapps, above, who is organising the day, said: "We will be walking across the area and linking it in with the fact that it will be very hard for the elderly and disabled if these closures are enforced.

"We need as many people as possible to get behind it and realise what an important issue this is. This affects the whole community.


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