Read just now on SE1 that this post office is threatened with closure.
What a rotten idea. Many of us use it regularly and it is always busy.
Will start making my "Save Our Post Office" banner right away.
Off the top of my head Jazzy I can think of three we've lost over the years..Bricklayers arms ...late seventies I think...the Borough...the Elephant...probably a few more that I've forgotten.
I use the sub post office in great Dover street, the queue there can be lengthy and you find yourself in the way of shoppers. Asda at Gravesend has a large post office inside.ideal if your shopping. Don't know if there is anywhere nearby it could be similar? I think with pensions paid directly into accounts and online shopping delivered by couriers the Post Office will use that as excuse to downsize another great institution .
Please, no! It's not exactly unused, businesses use it, pensioners collect their cash here. I called in there yesterday to weigh letters going abroad and the place was buzzing, so I queued for the self help machines.These aren't really self help, as there's always a member of staff to help if you stand there trying to work out what goes where.It's a bit of a trek down to Westminster Bridge Road, so apart from there, where next? Not New Bridge Street over the river, that's been Tesco for a while now.Take a bus up to Mount Pleasant ? It's all part of the Government's encouragement to do our daily exercise regime.
I was looking at my 20 year old A to Z the other day and I was surprised by the number of Post Offices there were around 20 years ago! I try to avoid Post Offices in the centre and the City, I have spent too many of my lunch hours queuing... If I need, I use the one on Westminster Bridge Road, late in the evening is better. I was thinking of selling some items on eBay but just the thought of having to queue to send parcels depresses me so stuff will go to charity instead.
Is Mount Pleasant not supposed to be redeveloped also?
Concur with you Sandy Pandy. However I do miss the old GPO victorian type buildings. High ceilings plenty of space and a really decent traditional service.
Perhaps a smarter end grocery could be incorporated but the Blackfriars branch would need to be extended space wise in that event
There's one in the Co-op in Southwark Bridge Road, also the main one at London Bridge. Both get nightmarishly busy! I seem to remember they tried to close the Blackfriars Road PO several years ago and there was such a backlash that they re-thought the plan and decided to close on Saturday mornings, but keep it open otherwise.