Posted: Thursday, 23 November 2006
As a Philatelist I use my post office regularly. This story has been in the philatelic community for a good while, as the Royal Mail, in their wisdom, are moving away from actually putting stamps on letters and parcels, while still issuing new stamps about once a month. It will be sad to see the demise of a once great network of post offices, however the Govt. has been paying Royal Mail millions a year to keep the P.O.'s open, and it can not continue. I do support the local P.O.'s.
thewhitsettler from the croft lewis
AL, the post office have been trying to get out of handling post for years, actively seeking business's to diversify into. You can 'buy' stamps online now and print them yourself. I heartily agree with the 'focal point' of the community bit. The post office is all Gravir has, apart from the museum. Maybe posties will become mobile shops selling stamps, envelopes and pens to all the luddites.
Mark from Consignia Halls
Where abouts in Lewis is Ludd?
calumannabel from Peterloo Place Lionel