Village could be left without any post office services

VILLAGERS in Holme fear they may be left without any post office services because of a wrangle over a mobile replacement. The village s post office was recommended for closure by Post Office Ltd in early July and many in Holme believe it cannot be saved.

VILLAGERS in Holme fear they may be left without any post office services because of a wrangle over a mobile replacement.

The village's post office was recommended for closure by Post Office Ltd in early July and many in Holme believe it cannot be saved.

Instead, residents are pinning their hopes on the mobile 'outreach' service of eight hours per week proposed by Post Office Ltd.

However, the parish council is concerned that because there is no suitable building in Holme to house the visiting service, it may lose its service altogether.

Renee Ross, chairman of Holme parish council, said: "We are very concerned about what services the village is going to be able to maintain.

"The man scheduled to run the proposed mobile service has told us that he needs to operate from a venue, but we are struggling to find anywhere suitable.

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"We are encouraging everyone in the village to write to Post Office Ltd, not only to object to the post office going, but to add the rider that if it does go, we need an outreach service."

Just two buses per week serve Holme - one to Yaxley on Tuesdays and one to Peterborough on Wednesdays. Leaflets have been distributed throughout the village asking people to make their views heard to Post Office Ltd.

Ms Ross added: "We are repeatedly told we have to cut down on our use of vehicles but if we lose our services then we will have no choice.

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