Post Office to close
by Rob Smith
It’s sad news for Verdon Street
residents as, after months of speculation, their Post Office
has been earmarked for closure, one of sixteen across the
city. Local residents, workers and visitors to the area have
begun a petition in opposition.
Mrs Jackson of Rock Street spoke about the unnecessary
stress this will cause those having to walk from Ellesmere
up and down Andover Street or Kilton Hill.
“Not to mention the queues
and having nowhere to park if ya do drive. Pitsmoor Post Office
has no parking and as you know, Ellesmere is a nightmare every
Monday and Tuesday morning.”
Postmistress June Jackson and assistant Diane,
believe that the office’s services are surely needed,
due to the hilly terrain and distance from any other facility.
“Oh yeah this place is a service to Verdon
Street and its community,” said another man entering
the scene. “Not only do the older folk round here need
this place, but it also serves as a community focal point,”
continued Mrs Jackson. “If some people ain’t been
here to cash their books for the week the Post Office know,
like if I go on holiday or something else is amiss.”
The threatened closure may well create a burden
for the other community Post Offices, especially with regard
to parking and over crowding. Petitions can be found in the
community centre, Furnival Café, local newspaper shops,
BCAT, and the Post Office itself.