Andrew Allison

Yet more post office closures

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2007 at 4:19 pm

It was announced yesterday there would be yet more post office closures. The East Riding of Yorkshire is facing the prospect of having eleven closures and two post offices will run reduced hours.

Post Offices are vital for the communities they serve. In Hull, there are plans to close five post offices, which will mean a trip in to the city centre if you want access those services that were previously close by. Hull is just like any other city. Trying to get in, park your car and then get out again, can be tiresome to say the least. If you don’t want to drive, or can’t afford the bus, you will have to walk anywhere between 20-30 minutes.

This is the legacy of New Labour. Storing up billions of pounds worth of debt for future generations, closing vital NHS facilities and closing local post offices. If there is an election in a few weeks’ time, this is the message we Conservatives need to get across.

It is interesting to note if you read here, that there isn’t a single Labour MP speaking out for their constituents and fighting post office closures. Speaks volumes for them, doesn’t it?

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  1. I remember when every local council election has the Labour Party running petitions to save the post office from the Tories. how times change.

    PS I have added you to my main blogroll and joined your Facebook group.

  2. why the post offices of all things, and why aren’t outraged people writing, and calling? I should think this does not bode well for the future of the communities..

  3. Lady Macleod: There is a six week consultation process where members of the public can raise their concerns. I will be writing and I urge everyone to do so. Whether it will make any difference – I don’t know – but if we are going to die, let’s not die wondering.

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