More than 500 support Birkby Post Office in closure fight
Sep 25 2008 by Hazel Ettienne, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
FIVE hundred people have completed survey forms as part of a campaign to save Birkby Post Office.
Greenhead ward councillors have gathered information to send to the Post Office as part of their bid to save the office which is earmarked for closure as part of the latest round of cuts.
Local councillor Barbara Jones said: “We are overwhelmed by the response we have received. For so many households to participate in the survey shows just how concerned the community is.
“This was not merely a petition, but a detailed survey of post office usage that we then expected people to post back to us. I do hope that Post Office Ltd take notice of this.”
Clr Mehboob Khan said: “Many elderly people will be severely disadvantaged if the post office closes because they will find it almost impossible to get to their next nearest post office. Young mothers and people with disabilities will also find it difficult.”
Clr Mohan Sokhal thanked everyone who took part in the survey.
He said: “It makes the powers that be much more likely to listen to the arguments when they can see for themselves how important this issue is for local people.
“Many people requested to be kept in touch with the campaign. We will be doing so, just as soon as we have something to say.”