COUNCILLORS took to the streets of Huddersfield to protest against possible post office closures.
Labour councillors Mohan Sokhal, Jean Calvert, Mehboob Khan, Deryck Hillas and Annie Smith joined members of the public outside the Northumberland Street depot to collect signatures to protest about the Post Office plans.
There are fears that one of the two main post offices in town could close.
This has been denied by the Post Office.
Clr Mohan Sokhal said: "It is a preposterous idea and goes against all good business sense to close down either of these two offices.
"I am sure that people's experience of using them is like mine - whenever I go into either of the offices there is always a long queue.
"If one of them is closed down the situation will be unbearable."
Clr Annie Smith said: "The location of the two offices, at either end of the town, makes logical sense. To close one will mean that besides it getting very, very busy, it will be poorly located for many people, particularly the elderly."
The Post Office has confirmed that its 555 directly-managed offices - including the two in Huddersfield - lost £70m last year.
Chief executive David Mills admitted some may close but said the plan was to invest in the offices to improve services.
People wishing to add their voice to the protests should contact Clr Mehboob Khan at Crown Court Buildings, Huddersfield, phone 01484 221836.