Letter to Surrey Advertiser
I noted the article (Guildford Times – week ending 24th March) about retaining post offices with a tinge of envy towards those communities who still have them (we lost ours inOnslowVillage andMadrid Road some time ago).
In response to Anne Milton MP, I am sure that there is a viable business model in this day and age that looks a little bit like the local post offices of old. It goes something like this:
It used to be the case that mail was delivered to the post office at the heart of the community and was collected by residents at their convenience.
Today, so often when ordering something on the internet, we have to think about whether we will actually be at home to receive it. Conversely, plenty of people do not have access to the internet at home but could use a service based in the community.