PO closure is nonsensical

PUBLISHED: 01:01 24 January 2008 | UPDATED: 08:47 10 June 2010

With reference to the letter of Mr Brian Sawkins on December 20, 2007, regarding the threatened closure of Lympstone post office. I would like to add that the government s proposal for this nonsensical closure would not only be detrimental to the villager

With reference to the letter of Mr Brian Sawkins on December 20, 2007, regarding the threatened closure of Lympstone post office. I would like to add that the government's proposal for this nonsensical closure would not only be detrimental to the villagers, but also to the rest of the country and beyond. Although I do not live in Lympstone, or indeed Devon, the closure of the said post office would even affect me - I live in Barnet, Hertfordshire. The withdrawal of the post office could potentially upset others, who, like me, receive goods through the post, bought by locals from small local businesses in the Lympstone area and sent far and wide to friends and family. I look forward to receiving many parcels during the course of the year that contain local produce, and merchandise, which are sent to me via the Lympstone Post Office. I know, should the closure be forced, it would be the end of receiving my parcels, due to my sender not being able to travel to other towns to find a post office that hasn't already been closed. So, I can only assume, it is the government's wish to run all speciality shops, in village communities, that are trying to sell their quality wares, out of business, in order to make way for even more unsocial hypermarkets that we neither want or need. I ask, is this really progress? Jacqueline Giles, 75 Potters Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire

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