Write NOW to say why you will be disadvantaged by the closure. Sample letter below...
FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM
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FREEPOST CONSULTATION TEAM Date
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Dear Sir or Madam
Proposed closure of post office at 73 Warrender Park Road, Edinburgh EH9 1ES
I object to the proposed closure of the above mentioned post office. This will disadvantage me personally because
I cannot walk to the next nearest post office as it is too far and hilly.
Although the bus journey is estimated at 4 minutes to the next nearest post office at Tollcross, the bus service is half hourly and a visit to the post office could take over an hour.
There is no direct bus service to Bruntsfield Post Office.
I am unable to get to a post office during the week and rely on it being open all day Saturday.
I am elderly, do all my affairs locally as I am unable to go further. The closure of the post office will also jeopardise local shops, which form the backbone of the community on which I rely.
I do not want to take my car as parking at the nearest post office is very difficult and expensive and causes unnecessary pollution.
I bank with the Alliance and Leicester and the post office is its only outlet in this area. I do not want to carry cash for long distances.
I find the Warrender post office very convenient to the Sick Children’s Hospital.
I find this post office extremely convenient when doing the school run as it is so near the schools.
I work at home and need this post office for my business. To go further is a waste of my time.
I work in the area and this is the only post office I can reach in my lunch hour.
I am a parent of young children and returning parcels is a huge chore if not near by.
Any other reason ………………………………………………………………………………