No to Post Office move

Your letters supporting our campaign to stop the move of Letchworth Post Office continue to keep flooding in and just a few are printed here. Please keep all your letters of protest coming in and we will make sure the Post Office understand just how unpop

Your letters supporting our campaign to stop the move of Letchworth Post Office continue to keep flooding in and just a few are printed here. Please keep all your letters of protest coming in and we will make sure the Post Office understand just how unpopular and unworkable this proposal is. Letters can be emailed to editorial@thecomet.net or posted to The Comet, Bank House, Primett Road, Stevenage SG1 3EE.

# SIR - Re the proposed move of the main Post Office. It is totally impractical because of, one, the size of the proposed new premises and the fact of how people can be expected to queue down/up Station Road in all weathers. Two, many of our elderly residents find the present location ideal because of bus service and also for combining shopping with Post Office business. This needs some serious thought and proper planning and a public meeting would be a good idea, though might be a bit heated methinks!

JEAN COLLINS

Runnalow


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# SIR - Could we please add our condemnation to the re-siting of the Letchworth Post Office and we applaud your efforts at highlighting this ridiculous proposal.

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ANGELA SMALE

Letchworth Garden City

# SIR - Is it possible that Morrison's would consider having the Post Office on their premises?

BRENDA GREEN

Letchworth Garden City

# SIR - I would like to register my protest regarding the closing of the Post Office in Letchworth. Apart from the fact that it is a lovely old building it is a known fact that the town centre dies when you close the Post Office. I fail to understand why it runs at a loss because whenever I shop there it's standing room only. It is always very busy in there. I suppose it is the old story of too many chiefs and not enough Indians and bonus payments for targets that have not been achieved.

ALAN MORRIS

Graveley

Hitchin

# SIR - I am amazed that The Post Office can consider closing the large central Post Office and transfer it to a small shop on the edge of the town.

As a regular user of the Post Office there is nearly always a queue of 20/30 people with four to five counter staff. How will the new smaller premises cope and with the introduction of the new rules for letter sizes and weights, things will only get worse.

RICHARD MAYES

Letchworth

# SIR - For me as a customer the suggested move of the Letchworth Post Office to Station Road is a bad decision. I am certain that I would visit the new branch less frequently because of the inconvenient location. Why not have Post Office counters at all convenient stores all over Letchworth instead?

The new opening times are not much different from the present ones, it would be helpful to have opening times before 8am and after 6:30pm on weekdays. Furthermore I would find a letterbox at the railway station very helpful.

ANDREAS BRUCKBAUER

Chagny Close

Letchworth Garden City

# SIR - Does the GPO not know that one cannot put a quart into a pint pot? How on earth do they think the queues that are normal in the Post Office will be dealt with in a smaller building, and with less cashier points, let alone the pushchairs, wheelchairs.

It is inviting chaos every day, to say nothing of forcing people to walk from one end of the town, where the buses drop them off, to the other end. Many of these people are elderly and they just would not be able to cope.

GILLIAN MARSHALL

Letchworth Garden City

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