Campaign to keep post offices grows

TOWN chiefs in Ipswich have today voiced their concerns about post office closures.Ipswich Borough Council has added its weight to the campaign against the closure of sub-post offices in the county.

TOWN chiefs in Ipswich have today voiced their concerns about post office closures.

Ipswich Borough Council has added its weight to the campaign against the closure of sub-post offices in the county.

The move means the council joins the likes of Ipswich MP Chris Mole, Suffolk Coastal MP John Gummer and his son Ben, Ipswich Conservative candidate for the next general election, who have all criticised the decision to close Post Offices.

In Ipswich, four premises have been identified as being at risk, Christchurch Street, Fore Street, London Road and Norwich Road post pffices and now the borough council has objected formally to any action against them.


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In a letter to Post Office Ltd, the council said: "We have already experienced a high number of closures in Ipswich in the past.

"Anecdotal evidence from residents and businesses in Ipswich shows that local Post Office branches play an essential role in maintaining the well-being of a community.

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“It also demonstrates that wherever closures occur it is always the weakest members of the community, such as the elderly and those who are less mobile, who will suffer first."

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