Clyst St George PO on list for closure

PUBLISHED: 15:36 08 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:06 10 June 2010

THE POST Office in Clyst St George has been earmarked for permanent closure. It was revealed this week that it was on a list of possible closures - which, although it has angered residents, this latest news has not surprised them. Liz Flitney, postmistres

THE POST Office in Clyst St George has been earmarked for permanent closure.It was revealed this week that it was on a list of possible closures - which, although it has angered residents, this latest news has not surprised them.Liz Flitney, postmistress for seven years at Clyst St George, said: "I think there should be a post office in every village. "There are people who live in the outskirts where there is a post office but no parking who come to us because we have parking. "Most of the customers have accepted the closure because it has been going on for so long but one or two are putting up a fight. "This one was in the firing line and now there's not a lot we can do to keep it open."Clyst St George post office has been open for eight years and serves the elderly community in the village three mornings a week.Post Office Limited has confirmed the possible closure but it depends on results from the six-week local public consultation which started on Tuesday, May 20, and will finish on June 30.Hugo Swire MP for East Devon has launched a major campaign to 'Keep our Post Offices Open' with petition leaflets saying: "It goes without saying that our local Post Offices are at the very heart of our community."l To express your views write to Tim Nickolls, Network Development Manager C/o National Consultation Team, Freepost Consultation Team or call (08457) 223344.l To sign the petition write to Hugo Swire MP, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA.

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