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Sub-Office, Southwark (Closing)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to a large number of old age pensioners and other residents by the closing down of the Rodney Road, Southwark, post office, necessitating their going to the Old Kent Road post office, where pressure of business has therefore greatly increased; and will he consider the possibility of establishing another sub-office in this area?

The sub-post office in question was temporarily closed on 24th January, following a burglary at the office, to enable essential security alterations to be made. Difficulties have been experienced in securing the necessary labour and materials for the alterations, but it is hoped that the work will be completed and the office re-opened in the course of the next three or four weeks.