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Reconsideration of Post Office closure?

Posted on September 25, 2008

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Post Office Network Change ProgrammeThe fate of Eaton Bray post office now seems sealed, after the Post Office's decision to axe it as part of a nationwide cull.

Closure of Eaton Bray post office is expected in late October, although the Village Store which houses the post office will remain open as usual.

Following Wednesday's announcement that Eaton Bray Post Office, along with 63 others in the region were set to close, South West Beds MP Andrew Selous said: "It is a sad day for Dunstable. People will have to travel further, it is going to cost them more money to get to a Post Office, in bus fares and so on, and it is going to take them longer. The effect on small businesses is also going to be quite marked."

Now South Beds District Council is calling for the "highly regrettable" closures in the Dunstable area to be reconsidered. Councillor Philip Penman from the district council said that, although they recognised that people had had a chance to voice their views, "we call on Post Office Limited, even at this late stage, to consider the effect these closures will have, and think again."

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Source: Dunstable Today

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September 26, 2008, Jaspal Sidhu, Eaton Bray sub-postmaster says:

We are sad that we are going to lose the post office, because it's a vital part of the community.

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