A HUDDERSFIELD post office threatened with closure has been saved.
The branch in Leeds Road will stay open, but Post Office bosses say customers must continue to use it or it lose it.
It was due to close as part of the Post Office's urban restructuring programme.
But after pressure from the public and Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman it has been decided to keep the branch open.
Customer Susan Lodge, who lives in nearby Town Avenue, was delighted when she heard the news.
"I have come to this office for many years," she said. "And my parents used it before me.
"I am disabled and use the shop to collect my benefits. It is only a short walk for me from my home and I can manage to get here.
"If they had closed it the nearest one would have been in Fartown.
"That would have meant a walk which is just too far for me or two bus rides. Also, none of my family, who often help me to get about, could have taken me because they work during the day."
Post office watchdog Postwatch led the campaign to save the Leeds Road branch.
Chairwoman Judith Donovan said there were fears that if the branch had closed it would have been more than a mile to the nearest post office and the transport links were poor.
She added: "Post Office Ltd has seen sense. They have listened to concerns expressed by ourselves, customers and local representatives, including Mr Sheerman, who has been very active on behalf of local post office users.
"It is very important that now, more than ever, customers continue to use and support their local post offices. It really is a case of use it or lose it."
Postmistress Neena Buttoo said she was delighted that customer pressure had paid off and people would not have to travel further to a post office.
Nine other branches will close next month - Bradley Mills Road, Rawthorpe; Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill; Bradford Road, Hillhouse; Wakefield Road, Greenside; Waingate, Berry Brow; Leymoor Road and James Street, both in Golcar; Church Street, Rastrick; and Elland Lane, Elland.