THE future of 10 Huddersfield post offices will be decided over the next few days.
Branches in Golcar, Rawthorpe, Primrose Hill, Leeds Road, Hillhouse, Greenside at Waterloo, Berry Brow, Elland and Rastrick could all shut in the Post Office's cost-cutting exercise.
The planned closures were met with shock and anger by customers, councillors and Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman when they were announced in November.
Mr Sheerman said at the time: "It's an absolute disgrace. A lot of people are going to be cut off, including the elderly and young women with children.
"I'll fight this tooth and nail."
Members of the public fighting the closures sent 89 letters and two petitions to Post Office bosses while five letters were received from Kirklees councillors and MPs.
Public consultation ended on December 23. Decisions are normally made two to three weeks after.
Both post offices in Golcar - at Leymoor Road and James Street - face closure as part of the shock plan.
The others earmarked for shutdown are at Bradley Mills Road, Rawthorpe; Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill; Bradford Road, Hillhouse; Leeds Road, opposite the McAlpine Stadium; Wakefield Road, Greenside; Waingate, Berry Brow; Elland Lane, Elland; and Church Street, Rastrick.
It is by far the biggest-ever proposed cutback for Post Office services in the town.
Branches have been shutting around Huddersfield for years in an effort to save others.
The Post Office says the closures are vital to stem huge financial losses.
Already closed or earmarked for closure are Taylor Hill, Crosland Moor, Lowerhouses, Longwood, Netheroyd Hill at Cowcliffe and Cowlersley.
"There will be a decision in the next week or two," said a Post Office spokesman.
"We are busy making a decision based on the response from the public," he added.