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Post Office Ltd Delivers Crippling Closure Programme

Final details of the Post Office Closure Programme, made public on Tuesday 5th February 2008, have been described by Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown as more devastating than the Beeching Railway cuts of the 1960s.

"For a constituency as rural as the Cotswolds the level of proposed closure will be a disaster. For many people, particularly the elderly, this will have a massive negative impact upon their lives."
"The most distressing aspect is the fact that if we are successful in saving one Post Office, another will have to be closed either in the Cotswolds or one of our neighbouring constituencies."

The Post Offices at Meysey Hampton, Weston-sub-Edge, The Beeches and Stratton are to be completely closed.

Meanwhile the following are to receive outreach services with limited hours per week:
Blockley - 14 hours
Longborough - 9 hours
Guiting Power - 8 hours
Colesbourne - 5 hours
Sherbourne - 5 hours
Aldsworth - 3 hours
Rendcombe - 3 hours
Temple Guiting - 2 hours

"It is essential now that we take our fight forward against these proposals. I would urge everyone in the affected areas to attend the public meetings I will be arranging on the 8th and 9th February in the affected areas. Details will be made available of the final timings later this week. "

Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Cotswold)
www.geoffreycliftonbrown.com

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