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Richard Spring Says Save Our Post Offices

Monday, 12th November 2007.

Local MP Richard Spring has launched an online petition to demand that all post offices in West Suffolk remain open. Those who want to sign the petition can do so via Richard’s website below.

Richard said:

“Post offices are a vital part of our social fabric and local community. They not only provide essential services but are often the lifeblood of our small towns and villages.

Yet, since 1997, over 4,000 Post Offices have closed. In addition to this, a further 2,500 branches are set to close over the next two years. 67 post offices in Suffolk and East Essex have already been named for closure and those that could be shut in my constituency are to be announced in March 2008.

The effect that this will have on rural areas cannot be underestimated. Post offices are often the last publicly accessible commercial hub in a community or village. I am deeply concerned that fewer post offices, providing fewer services to fewer people will affect the most vulnerable in our society.

This is why I have now launched an online petition to request that all post offices in West Suffolk remain open. We must all try our best to stop these closures from happening.

This Government has no understanding at all of how life is in rural market towns and villages. We in Suffolk pay high council taxes and get poor central Government funding. It is now time for the Government to sit up and listen.”

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