SIX of Huntingdonshire s seven threatened post offices were expected to be given the axe on Wednesday. Post Office Ltd is set to announce that only the branch at Great Gransden will be reprieved — despite vigorous campaigns across the district to save bra
SIX of Huntingdonshire's seven threatened post offices were expected to be given the axe on Wednesday.
Post Office Ltd is set to announce that only the branch at Great Gransden will be reprieved - despite vigorous campaigns across the district to save branches from closure.
Post office counters at Great Gidding, Catworth, Holme, Great Stukeley, Earith and Ramsey St Mary's will be closed as part of PO Ltd's cost-cutting Network Change programme.
Some post office services at Ramsey St Mary's will remain in a partnership deal with the shop the branch is housed in.
Villagers in Catworth, Holme and Great Gidding will be forced to rely on a mobile post office service for a few hours each week.
Post office services in Earith - originally planned to move into the Riverview Hotel - may remain in Bridge End Stores if a deal can be reached with the shop.
The branch at Great Stukeley, run from the postmaster's own house, will be closed and it is not expected any alternative provisions will be offered.
More than 6,000 Hunts Post readers signed a petition opposing reductions in post office services in Huntingdonshire delivered to Downing Street by MPs Jonathan Djanogly and Shailesh Vara - but the pleas have largely fallen on deaf ears.
INFORMATION: For the latest reaction to the post office closures, visit www.huntspost24.co.uk and see next week's edition of The Hunts Post.