Get your hands off our Post Office
SIR - I would like to plead the case for keeping our local post office, Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage. Apart from the obvious reason that older folk will find it a problem to travel further to the main post office in a busy crowded town centre, I have exper
SIR - I would like to plead the case for keeping our local post office, Bedwell Crescent, Stevenage.
Apart from the obvious reason that older folk will find it a problem to travel further to the main post office in a busy crowded town centre, I have experienced the advantage of the so called minor post offices several times.
Recently I returned a pair of boots to Hawkeshead because they did not fit, the staff at Bedwell PO were most helpful. After a month the money had still not been reimbursed, so I rang Hawkeshead. They denied they had been returned, and when I said I had proof of posting etc., they did not want to know. It was my problem. I was very upset and on relating the story to the woman at Bedwell Post Office, who had served me, and whom I recognised she said she remembered me and remembered sending off the boots. She sympathised and advised me.
Calmed down, I then went on line to the complaints department of Hawkeshead. I made a point of saying the staff at the Bedwell PO remembered me and remembered sending off my boots. The very next day I had a reply by email to say that my boots had been received and I would be reimbursed immediately, which I was.
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There is no way this sort of personal service could be provided to an individual at a large busy informal main post office.
I really appreciate the way I was treated. It made a big difference to my state of mind.
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There are some things worth paying for which make life more pleasant. Look to save money some other way which does not hurt ordinary people!
Mrs BRENDA DAVIES
SIR - Apart from saving about £300million per annum (always attractive to Gordon Brown, Chancellor or Prime Minister), the move to close thousands of branches is due to EU competition rules.
I am afraid the people of Britain do not have a say in the matter. I am sure some countries, e.g. France and Italy, will greatly dilute the orders.
SIR - If any of the residents in the Archer Road area who currently use the Post Office in the Costcutter would like to sign a petition, there is one in the community centre that can be signed whenever the building is open.
Pin Green Community Centre