Proposal: Branch closure, services moved to Riverview Hotel with extended hours Nearest Branch: Somersham 2.5 miles HOPE is not lost at Earith, with two organisations already fighting to keep the post office open. Postmaster Andy Ballard told The Hunts Post: "I believe we can save this branch, which is well-run, busy and used by people young and old. "We feel that the offer of an outreach service is a second-rate service and we have already written to villagers explaining the situation. "The parish council and villagers' association are on the case for us and are arranging a public meeting. An outreach service is not good enough and I believe we can save this branch.