York MP Julian Sturdy to meet bosses over threat to Bishopthorpe post office

York MPJulian Sturdy

York MPJulian Sturdy

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A YORK MP is to meet Post Office bosses to discuss the future of one of their branches in the city.

Residents in Bishopthorpe have aired concerns that their local post office may be closed and York Outer MP Julian Sturdy, together with ward councillor John Galvin, have asked Post Office Ltd to confirm their long-term plans for the branch and are looking for a commitment to keep it open.

Mr Sturdy said he would be meeting the company’s senior stakeholder manager for the north-east.

He said: “I’m pleased to see officials are taking these concerns seriously and I am hopeful that after a frank and honest discussion with the decision-makers, I will be able to assist in securing the future of this vital rural service.

“Post offices are often at the very heart of our rural communities and, together with the village shop and local pub, they help to foster a sense of community identity.”

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1:22pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Pedro says...

If double-garage Bishopthorpe wants a Post Office they have to use it. I sometimes go that way on my bike and I like it because it is quiet and you don't have to queue! A lot of the residents vote Tory and they are getting Tory policies.
If double-garage Bishopthorpe wants a Post Office they have to use it. I sometimes go that way on my bike and I like it because it is quiet and you don't have to queue! A lot of the residents vote Tory and they are getting Tory policies. Pedro
  • Score: 13

9:56am Mon 6 Jan 14

roskoboskovic says...

don t be an idiot pedro.we can t lose any more post offices and there should be an obligation to provide a public service.post offices had vital trade taken when pension books were all but phased out.good on you mr sturdy making an effort on behalf of residents will pay off come election time.
don t be an idiot pedro.we can t lose any more post offices and there should be an obligation to provide a public service.post offices had vital trade taken when pension books were all but phased out.good on you mr sturdy making an effort on behalf of residents will pay off come election time. roskoboskovic
  • Score: -5

10:46pm Mon 6 Jan 14

MouseHouse says...

hang on there - if you go up to the Keble Park Estate in Bishopthorpe you'll see plenty of homes with a single garage, or no garage at all. That estate was planned and built with communal off-street parking (seemingly no longer used).

Anybody gets the idea of "double garage" Bishopthorpe knows only part of the village.

Post Offices are on the way to becoming redundant whether we like it or not. Letters or emails? Online application or fill in a form and wait? More and more is by-passing what used to be a vital service...but it no longer is unless they do something radically different. Potential suggestions 1) pick up point for online grocery orders 2) Poste Restante services for parcel deliveries 3) Tea shop 4) print services etc. As it is the Post Office will die.
hang on there - if you go up to the Keble Park Estate in Bishopthorpe you'll see plenty of homes with a single garage, or no garage at all. That estate was planned and built with communal off-street parking (seemingly no longer used). Anybody gets the idea of "double garage" Bishopthorpe knows only part of the village. Post Offices are on the way to becoming redundant whether we like it or not. Letters or emails? Online application or fill in a form and wait? More and more is by-passing what used to be a vital service...but it no longer is unless they do something radically different. Potential suggestions 1) pick up point for online grocery orders 2) Poste Restante services for parcel deliveries 3) Tea shop 4) print services etc. As it is the Post Office will die. MouseHouse
  • Score: 7

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