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Friday, 5 October 2012

Rochford Sorting Office - What's happening?



The Evening Echo recently reported that Rochford Delivery Office may close as the Post Office looks to save money by centralising operations at Short Street.  There is the potential jobs to be lost and the inconvenience caused by having to travel into Southend to pick up missed deliveries.  Whilst this isn't a "definite" yet, it does seem to be a genuine threat to a much cherised local service.  I am confident that the local community will fight this, however, and already some neighbours have designed some posters to raise awareness.

There is an opportunity to find out more about this, or any other local issue that concerns you, at the next Community Forum at 7pm on Tuesday, 16th October at The Hawthorn Centre, Rochford Hospital, Union Lane.  Follow this link for more info http://www.rochford.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/your_council/community_forums

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  1. THERE IS A PETITION IN MANY LOCAL ROCHFORD AND ASHINGDON SHOPS TO SHOW WE ARE AWARE OF THE THREAT OF MOVING OUR SORTING OFFICE- EVEN THOUGH TOLD "IT HASN'T BEEN DECIDED DEFINITELY" -THEN WHY HAS ROYAL MAIL ADMITTED OFCOM HAS GIVEN GO AHEAD? ALSO TOLD STAFF AND UNION CONSULTED BUT NOT US THE PAYING CUSTOMER -SO LET'S SEE !!

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  2. More news-Ofcom have approved a Royal mail delivery office trial -done this May (in mostly northern cities) to be used as the basis for changing our rural service in our area, to Southend? They say the result meant a tidier office!!!
    Are we here like Edinburgh or Hull? Also the plan is to use pairs of postmen in a van and remove the familiar bike !! (Eco/cheaper option/less time wasted???) Nope- as the van is snarled up in traffic on Ashingdon Road!!!

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