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Old 22-01-2008, 09:10   #16
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Post Offices are depressing. I think the larger ones like in Accy should be closed and the little ones should stay open.

The large post office in Lancaster never seems to have many people in it, no more than the smaller ones anyway. I think the little ones probably get more custom but they cant do as much as the big one here. Shame really.
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Old 22-01-2008, 09:26   #17
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whats thatcher got to do with it?, and G where have you been, eversince i can remember labour have been in power

It was the Thatcher government who started denationalising public service industries, such as water/power utilities, transport etc.
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Old 22-01-2008, 09:31   #18
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Post Offices are depressing.
I'm looking forward to your opinion of the jobcentre when you finish studying if you think post offices are depressing
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Old 22-01-2008, 14:41   #19
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I'm looking forward to your opinion of the jobcentre when you finish studying if you think post offices are depressing
I go in the jobcentre now, and I think its more bearable than the post office!

Unfortunately as a law student I'm expected to work and study in order to build up a well rounded CV. Academic achievements aren't enough to get the jobs unfortunately.
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Old 22-01-2008, 14:48   #20
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After what they did with the one in town we have boycotted it ( sacked everyone and replaced them with untrained low paid workers) we now always use the one on avenue parade, where the staff are much more helpful and friendly.
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Old 22-01-2008, 15:47   #21
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On economic grounds, I don't kow why Church PO is on the hitlist. Every time I have popped in there has been at least one person waiting to be served and several times I've had to wait a good 10 minutes or so. There was a rumour some time ago that it was due to move elsewhere in Church, but I suspect that will come to nowt. Its a case again of moving services out of Church - we lost our banks years ago, more than half our pubs have gone, the libary has gone...the butcher, the barber..all gone. I suppose the only good news after this is that there will be nowt else to lose.
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Old 22-01-2008, 15:52   #22
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On economic grounds, I don't kow why Church PO is on the hitlist. Every time I have popped in there has been at least one person waiting to be served and several times I've had to wait a good 10 minutes or so. There was a rumour some time ago that it was due to move elsewhere in Church, but I suspect that will come to nowt. Its a case again of moving services out of Church - we lost our banks years ago, more than half our pubs have gone, the libary has gone...the butcher, the barber..all gone. I suppose the only good news after this is that there will be nowt else to lose.
What about the candlestick maker?
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Old 22-01-2008, 15:56   #23
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After what they did with the one in town we have boycotted it ( sacked everyone and replaced them with untrained low paid workers) we now always use the one on avenue parade, where the staff are much more helpful and friendly.
They didnt sack them - Post Office made them redundant and they had to reapply for their old jobs when the new owners came in. Know for definate one of them decided to take a change of careers and is now at college.
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Old 22-01-2008, 15:57   #24
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After what they did with the one in town we have boycotted it ( sacked everyone and replaced them with untrained low paid workers) we now always use the one on avenue parade, where the staff are much more helpful and friendly.
I'm amazed that the Post Office on Avenue Parade has escaped the cull again.

It seems strange that they leave that one open and it's so close to the main Post Office in Accrington yet there are to be closures in places like Belthorn, Huncoat and Hapton where their Post Office is the only one.
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Old 22-01-2008, 16:11   #25
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looks like the one on Blackburn rd has survived the closers upto now anyway
Presume would be rude of me to suggest that it is anything to do with the population around there .

Think could be something to do with the lottery ? .. only place in Hyndburn you get a payout if you win over 500. The General does not do this.
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Old 22-01-2008, 16:12   #26
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They didnt sack them - Post Office made them redundant and they had to reapply for their old jobs when the new owners came in. Know for definate one of them decided to take a change of careers and is now at college.

reapply at a ridiculous low rate of pay!!
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Old 22-01-2008, 16:15   #27
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I'm amazed that the Post Office on Avenue Parade has escaped the cull again.

It seems strange that they leave that one open and it's so close to the main Post Office in Accrington yet there are to be closures in places like Belthorn, Huncoat and Hapton where their Post Office is the only one.
Hum, that does seem a little strange, wonder if anything to do with the steep streets people would have to climb after visiting the General one ? Perhaps would have more of an outcry if they closed it ?
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Old 22-01-2008, 16:58   #28
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Some 59 branches across Lancashire, Fylde and Southport have been earmarked for closure under the Post Office Ltd proposals.

Six will be replaced with so-called "outreach solutions" - scaled down post office services in pubs or local shops - in a move likely to be met with stiff opposition from councils and communities.

Dozens of Post Offices set to be axed - Chester standard

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Old 22-01-2008, 20:46   #29
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Do I see a pattern here? Ramsbottom, Edenfield, Whalley, Clitheroe, Wilpshire, Langho, I think there are more post offices in these 'expensive' locations than most!
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Old 22-01-2008, 21:04   #30
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I was a postman in Accy for a good few years and worked for Royal Mail for in total for 20 years. In 1995 there wer 15 post offices in the Accrington delivery area.
West End Ossy Stanhill Moor End Ossy Union Rd Church Dill Hall CLM (Barnes St) Whalley Rd Ave Pde Baxenden R/ Bridge Nuttall St Scaitcliffe B/Burn Rd Branch Office Abbey St

How many are still open? Some of these were really busy branches but many have gone already.
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