DOOMED post offices in Huddersfield shut their doors today.
The Post Office is today axing branches at
Bradley Mills Road, Rawthorpe, at Waingate, Berry Brow and at Church Street, Rastrick.
And offices at Wakefield Road, Greenside, and Bradford Road, Hillhouse, close on Saturday.
The closures come despite a big public campaign, which saw hundreds of residents sign petitions and local councillors lobby Ms and the Post Office against the closure plans.
One of the Kirklees councillors involved in the campaign was Clr Annie Smith, of Birkby.
She said: "Local Labour councillors campaigned with residents to save these branches. We organised petitions with thousands of signatures and lobbied Post Office Ltd."
Other branches to be axed in the near future are Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill; Leymoor Road and James Street, both in Golcar; and Elland Lane, Elland.
The Post Office lost £194m last year and bosses said many branches were taking too little to pay their way.
Clr Mehboob Khan, leader of the Kirklees Council Labour Group, said the Post Office needed to re-think its strategy.
"The National Federation of sub-postmasters have said that the key to keeping post offices open is to modernise and embrace financial services.
"Today's post offices have not changed much since the 1950s.
"Post Office Ltd need to get them looking right and with the right products.
"Sadly Post Office Ltd have failed to move with the times to modernise their services and diversify in order to meet new challenges and become profitable.
"I am upset that people will suffer due to lack of vision by management."