PLANS to shut 63 post offices in West Yorkshire were announced yesterday.
All face the axe under controversial plans by the Government.
Post Office bosses have confirmed plans to slash the county’s 345 branches to 282.
The hit list includes five in Dewsbury and Mirfield, four in the Batley area and five in Calderdale.
The closure plans for post offices in the Huddersfield and Colne Valley constituencies will be announced in late summer.
The Post Office says the closure of 2,500 branches nationwide is needed to maintain a sustainable network.
Bosses claim post offices are losing about £3.5m a week with four million fewer customers than two years ago. But local politicians have vowed to try and save some of the threatened offices.
Batley and Spen MP Mike Wood has launched campaigns to save three of the offices earmarked for closure.
Mr Wood feels there are strong arguments for keeping the post offices at East Bierley, Soothill and at Bradford Road in Batley open and is hoping local residents will get behind the campaigns.
Public meetings will be held on Thursday at Batley and on Friday at East Bierley.
Offices earmarked for closure include:
Dewsbury area: Hopton, Knowle, Savile Town, Six Lane Ends at Heckmondwike, Whitley (In the Woolpack pub).
Spen Valley: Bradford Road, East Bierley, Field Head, Soothill and Staincliffe.
Calder Valley: Greetland, Lightcliffe, Stainland, Hove Edge and Halifax Road, Brighouse.