COUNCILLORS are voicing their anger at plans to close local post offices.
They hit out after the Post Office confirmed that nine branches in the Huddersfield area will be axed.
Their fate has been sealed despite months of protest campaigns by residents.
Councillors are set to condemn the move.
Labour group leader Clr Mehboob Khan will call on Kirklees Council to pass a resolution showing its disappointment with Post Office bosses.
The debate will take place at a full council meeting next Wednesday.
Clr Khan said: "Post Office Limited have badly let down great swathes of our communities by this action.
"I totally agree with the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters when they accuse the Post Office of failing to modernise and embrace financial services."
He added that he was "very disappointed" that the council cabinet had failed to consider the issue and had not progressed earlier initiatives to ensure that council services could be paid for at post offices.
"Such action may well have helped keep them viable as a community resource," said Clr Khan.
The axe will fall on branches at Bradley Mills Road, Rawthorpe; Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill; Bradford Road, Hillhouse; Wakefield Road, Greenside; Waingate, Berry Brow; Leymoor Road and James Street, both Golcar; Church Street, Rastrick and Elland Road, Elland.
A decision is still awaited on closure proposals for a sub-post office at Leeds Road, near the McAlpine Stadium.
The National Federation of Sub- postmasters said it was becoming increasingly disillusioned by the Government's attitude to the post office network.
It says that although it recognised the need for reorganisation there had been little evidence of the promised modern high-tech post offices offering a better services.
Federation officials said they had never subscribed to the 3,000 closures expected.
A spokesman said: "Tony Blair has said he is confident that by working together with sub-postmasters and the private sector, we can deliver a network of post offices fit for the 21st century.
"Instead we have confusion, uncertainty and a feeling of being cut adrift."