Camden New Journal: Post Office services ‘could save our jobs’

Posted on 28 June, 2012

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Camden New Journal

by GEORGE LINDSAY-WATSON and TOM FOOT

Assistant post officer Suresh Harilal Depala and assistant postmaster Mahesh L Bavishi outside the Queen’s Crescent post office

A CAMPAIGN to save a post office was launched this week after its manager said he could be forced to close unless the Town Hall steps in.

Suresh Patel, who has been the sub-postmaster in Queen’s Crescent for 29 years, wants to provide council services from his counters.

Businesses in the area fear they will be affected if the closure goes ahead as shoppers will take their trade elsewhere.

Mr Patel, 53, said: “There’s a lack of work, and if there’s not a demand for the service, it is pointless us being here.

But it’s a deprived area, people can’t make it down to the banks which are half a mile away either side. Now the council is struggling to make ends meet – it makes sense for everyone.

“It’s more convenient, rather than people traipsing all the way down to the Town Hall. We’re ideally placed.” Read more here…

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