Proposal: Branch closure, mobile service eight hours per week Nearest Branch: Sawtry 3.3 miles POSTMASTER Jed Patel said he is 'mystified' why Post Office Ltd has targeted his branch for closure. Mr Patel said the distance to Sawtry and lack of public transport means that elderly people in the village will be left with 'no alternatives'. He told The Hunts Post: "They are proposing to build another school here, but they want to close the post office. It doesn't add up. "We hope our customers can change Post Office Ltd's mind, because if the post office goes then the shop's takings will drop and we might have to close." Ian Stapleton, from The Giddings parish council, said: "It is a well-used and well-loved post office. It is the hub of the village. "This is a Government decision and all they are interested in is money.