Post office closures are destroying communities

An article published in the Yorkshire Post argues the importance of post offices to rural communities.

It notes that post offices often support other small shops that have sprung up around them and is a ‘life-force for many fragile communities’ because it ‘attracts a steady stream of visitors from neighbouring hamlets and farms who need to pay their bills and access personal and business banking services’.

It notes that post offices support elderly residents, with access to services and helping to combat loneliness. But MPs have been warned that more than 2,500 branches face closure in the next year.


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