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People in Hastings and St Leonards on sea rely on the services of The central post office in Hastings.
Closing, privatising or relocating the branch will be a loss to the community, staff and particulary elderly customers who need it most.
By November 24th, Canada Post Corporation will make a decision to keep open, or to close the retail postal counter at 21 Main St North in the Village of Markham.
This Retail counter serves the community well and is most often accessed by foot.
A great deal of seniors and businesses depend on this counter staying open. While there are franchise outlets within a 5 km radius, for seniors it will be hard to access.
The whole Village concept relies on foot traffic. What better way to help maintain and increase foot traffic than the post office.
Lets keep good quality public services in our community !
The Postal Service is planning to require Central Point customers to pick up "Notice Left' mail at the Medford facility on Sage Road.
Customers currently within walking distance to the Central Point Post Office, will be required to find transportation or other means to pick up their mail. Elderly and disabled persons will be detrimentally affected, and the distance to travel for many others will be unreasonable.
At a public meeting held at the Central Point City Hall on May 11, 2012, the Postal Service representatives announced these plans. The Postal Service representatives failed to address many questions and concerns related to cost savings in performing these actions.
USPS is currently in the process of closing thousands of small, rural post offices nationwide.
Rural communities across America are opposed to this action.
Lysaght Institute in Newport, Gwent is the A listed building with a great amount of history,recently being restored back to its previous fame. The building is playing a significant role within community and it has plans of becoming a social hub once again.
New development happening on both sides of the river and expanding local community and businesses adds on to a high demand for the Lysaght Institute to become a focal point for all. Post Office branch located within Lysaght Institute premises will provide essential financial services and will fulfil local people and businesses needs.
The main reasons for a success of Post Office in Lysaght Institute being:
1) outstanding customer care and full service offered at PO at Lysaght;
2) off road parking, next to the Lysaght Institute
3) easy access for elderly people and people with the disabilities;
4) location, next to the A road and in the centre of the largest and growing community of Liswerry.
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Union City, NJ is the most densely populated city in the United States. We have a very large immigrant population, who use the post office for much more than simply buying stamps.
Our main post office is already overburdened, with long waits for service and no parking. Our many senior citizens and residents without use of a car depend on the branch offices. If the branch offices are closed, it will be a huge disservice to our community.
December 21, 2011 - February 21, 2012 is the post office’s 60 day community input period. In addition to signing this petition, it is very important to complete the survey that the postal service mailed to every residence. The survey is also available at the post office.
Finally, please contact Mayor/State Senator Brian P. Stack and let him know how you stand. Call, write or email:
3715 Palisade Ave.
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 376-1942 (his cell phone)
Mayor Stack is against the closings, and will forward our correspondence to our other elected officials.
Please take action as soon as possible before February 21st. If we don’t speak up, our voices will not be heard.
Union City, NJ, es la ciudad más densamente poblada de los Estados Unidos. Tenemos una población inmigrante muy grande que utiliza la oficina de correos para mucho más que simplemente comprar estampillas.
Nuestra oficina principal de correos ya está sobrecargada, con largas esperas para el servicio y sin estacionamiento. En esta ciudad habitan muchos ciudadanos mayores y residentes que no cuentan con un vehículo para movilizarse y dependen de las sucursales. Si esas sucursales se cierran, se causara un gran perjuicio a nuestra comunidad.
Desde el 21 diciembre 2011 al 21 febrero 2012 el gobierno está evaluando la importancia de las oficinas de correos para la comunidad. . Por favor, estimado conciudadano, además de firmar esta petición, también es muy importante que complete la encuesta que el servicio postal envía por correo a cada residencia. Ese cuestionario también está disponible en la oficina de correos.
Por último, por favor póngase en contacto con el Alcalde y Senador estatal Brian P. Stack y permítale saber su opinión y su posición en este sentido. Llame, escriba o envié un correo electrónico. Estos son los datos:
Oficina del Alcalde
3715 Palisade Avenue.
Union City, NJ 07087.
(201) 376-1942 (su teléfono celular)
El alcalde también está en contra de los cierres, y, a su vez, enviará la correspondencia que usted envíe, a otros funcionarios electos que nos representan ante el gobierno.
Por favor, tome medidas tan pronto como sea posible antes del 21 de febrero. Si no hablamos, nuestras voces no serán escuchadas.
Our Post Office located at 347 7th Avenue West in Newark, NJ is one of the four locations in Newark, NJ slated to be closed.
The closing of the Roseville (07107) Branch of the US Post Office will result in inconvenience and hardship for thousands of residents and business owners in this service area.
The closing of the Vailsburg (07106) Branch of the US Post Office will result in inconvenience and hardship for thousands of residents in this service area.
This population includes residents of Newark's largest housing complex (Iv Hill Park Apartments), Senior citizens and disabled residents of St. Mary's Villa and other housing, as well as numerous small business owners operating in 5 surrounding business corridors.
This office is the ONLY office that is easily accessible to individuals in the area who depend on public transportation (NJ Transit #1 bus line.)
Facing economic woes, the USPS is considering closing the town of Kenefic, OK post office to save money.
The Kenefic, OK post office has long served the town of Kenefic, OK and the rural Bryan County area residents and business. The Kenefic post office is the only post office outside of Durant and Caddo, OK.
The Kenefic post office serves a unique customer base that includes many of Bryan County farmers and elderly residents who rely daily on the convenient and local services provided by the Kenefic post office. That includes the services of PO Boxes, distribution of government checks and mail order medicine to name a few.
Closing this post office will create an undue burden for many residents of Bryan County, that can’t afford the cost to drive the 25 to 45 mile round trip to a local post office. Therefore we oppose its closure.
The residents of Cremorne object to the introduction of a late trading bar in the premises at 398-400 Military Rd, Cremorne.
The area is one of the last quiet sanctuaries in the busy area and is enjoyed by many families. The development would destroy the area and the ambience that residents have spent a lot of hard work and time developing.
Post Office Ltd plan to move from their existing location in the Co-op building on London Road, Brighton.
They are currently proposing to move into a shared premises at 14 Preston Road.
The closing date for the consultation is 16th February 2011.
Post Office consultation rules deem a petition to be a single response to a consultation, so we ask signatories to spare a moment to also write or email their views on the closure to:
Peter Wilkinson, Post Office Ltd, c/o National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford, WD18 8ZW or email@example.com.
Westcroft is an estate in Milton Keynes, which is one of the fastest growing new towns in the UK. The Liberal Democrat Focus Team (Cllr Stuart Burke and Cllr Rosemary Drewett) have started this petition, as we would like to see a post office counter opened at the District Shopping Centre in Westcroft.
This are has grown massively, and it would help lots of local residents if a Post Office could be opened.
Since the refurbishment of the Post Office East Acton branch there is no longer a Post Box that is available for customers to use.
Instead, customers must place all post into a bag inside the branch which is very careless on behalf of the workers of the branch because anyone could come in and steal the post.
Furthermore, when the Post Office is shut no one can send any post due to the lack of a Post Box. Only one can guess when the nearest Post Box is.
Since the Royal Mail loose so many letters and parcels, they should make ALL posted items traceable, using their existing technology. This service should be standard, and there should be no additional charge.
Surely the amount of money that they would save each year on compensation would easily cover the cost of doing this, as only the lost or delayed items would need to be searched for.
The Wickford Action Group believes that the Sorting Office and Mail Collection Facility should remain in Wickford Town centre for the benefit of residents, and not moved out for the good of developers and estate agents.
Some of your Local Councillors do not agree with this and would like to see it compulsory purchased so that more flats can be built in Lower Southend Road.
The Wickford Action Group says leave the sorting office alone until another suitable site is found within the town centre.
If you agree please sign the petition which will be handed to the relevant body to show strength of local opinion. There is no date issued for the judicial review (as of 20 February 2009).
The Post Office Ltd are proposing to close Oxgangs Post Office in Edinburgh because they have decided to keep open Calder Crossway and Elm Row after a recent consultation.
No prior notice was given of this proposal and Firrhill and Fairmilehead Community Councils are working with the Post Master to retain this vital service in the area.
The closing date for submission was 15 December and the Community Council submission can be found at:
Firrhill and Fairmilehead Community Councils thank all those who signed our petition, your comments have been forwarded to Post Office Ltd.
Once the result is known we will publish it here and on the website.
For background details visit Fairmilehead Community Council Website at: http://www.fairmileheadcc.org.uk/Latest_news.htm
Good Transport is an essential part of any rural community and that includes accessibility to the services provided. In spring 2008 the bus stop outside the post office was unilaterally closed by the bus company. The alternative bus stops are several hundred meters east and west.
Many of the people who use the buses are pensioners and children this has put an extra burden on them especially when they have heavy shopping to carry. Despite valiant efforts by the Parish Councils Arriva has refused to reinstate the bus stop.
There has been an overwhelming response from residents to reinstate the bus stop in the village plan surveys.
I am initiating a petition to the United States House of Representatives - Rep. Bill Foster, D-IL, to recommend an act for Congress to name the U.S. Post Office in Paw Paw, Illinois in honor of (Mrs.) Alice Fitch Zeman of Paw Paw.
Please sign the petition seen below. Eventually, this list of petitioners will be presented to Congressman Foster,
and an Act of Congress will be written (and hopefully voted upon) to honor Alice. Alice knows nothing about this....so let's keep it as a surprise to her.
You may already know that Alice has recently received honors for her many efforts- a Telly Award for her video documentary entitled "Paw Paw, Past - Present - Future", a certificate of merit from the Illinois State Historical Society and a Star Award from the Lee County Tourism Commission. The authoress of several books, Alice continues to enrich our lives in the community in her participation is MANY cultural, civic and charitable events. She is a workhorse! I know of no one more fitting to have a U.S. office named for her. The entire Paw Paw Area is most fortunate to know Alice!
IMPORTANT- click on "Tell a friend" option upon signing petition to let others know. Tell all friends, relatives and pets of voting age to please sign! Thanks for participating.
Canada Post is treating our workers like second class citizens
RSMC's (Rural and surburban mail carriers) do a larger size route than a letter carriers walk, and deliver all their parcels, all with our own vehicle and pay their own gas. Fuel prices has sky rocketed, without the corporation paying to RSMCʼs for delivery. But, Canada Post will gladly pay for another employee or contractors (No proper clearances ) to deliver the letter carriers parcels, with a Canada Post vehicle and a gas card. If that doesn't hurt enough, they also get monthly bonuses for their flyers that they deliver, but we are paid less per flyer, less time to deliver, and the RSMCʼs aren't even paid for all the flyers they do. But wait, it gets worse. Then, this spring in some facilities, each letter carrier was called over the loud speaker to come in and get their annual bonus cheque; while the RSMC's got to hear, and, watch one by one, go in to get their cheques.
Postal workers received the Canada Corporation magazine that says, how well the corporation did in cut backs last year, and announcing on the front cover how great the bonuses were for everyone,........everyone? Really? And again...they can't do a thing about this because CPC doesnʼt give a shit about the RSMC's especially, very little about their other workers either, just they have a better collective agreement from before the new CEO took over.
Prior to 2004 the RSMCʼs were not employees of Canada Post, they held individual contracts with the corporation. Since 2004 gas prices have risen dramatically, and the RSMCʼs who perform this work, are finding it increasingly difficult to perform their work, and cover the increased costs of fuel.
RSMCʼs receive no sick days
In most outlets RSMCʼs must provide their own replacement worker if they wish to take their holidays, and CPC holds up the
security clearances for replacements, sometimes taking 9 months to be completed. Effectively denying RSMCʼs their annual leave, as CPC threatens discipline if they take it without obtaining a replacement.
RSMCʼs are not entitled to overtime, CPC says they have to authorize the Overtime, but, they always refuse to.
Many RSMCʼs are making less than minimum wage, subsidizing CPC for soaring fuel costs. CPC charges a fuel surcharge to customers due to the increase in fuel costs, but keep it, and has announced they are requesting a 2 cent raise in stamps, and another 2 cent raise in 2 years. They claim the raise is required due to the price of fuel, and operating costs. Operating costs they donʼt pay RSMCʼs out of their raises CPC gets from the public.
Many RSMCʼs are evaluated below the 8 hours but in effect work 8 hours, and some are evaluated at 8 hours and do 12 or 14 hours, as they are on piece work.
60 % of RSMCʼs are women.
Many RSMCʼs when they exercise their right to complain are disciplines and/or fired, noting bogus reasons for their dismissal.
Many RSMCʼs are quitting because ,they just canʼt afford to deliver the mail anymore, as they are subsidizing CPC for delivery.
Some of these routes are being filled by Contractors..
We Need to stir up more interest from everybody about the treatment of RSMCʼS, it might be
useful to remind them that, the CEO of Canada Post looks at the RSMCʼS, to where she wants to bring our postal system, profit for the large corporations and ignore the general publics needs
This is another reason why it is so vitally important to support the RSMC,s in their struggle, because it is also really, all Canadians struggle to stop the CEOʼs efforts.
Post Office Ltd is consulting on the closure of nine Post Offices in Newcastle upon Tyne. The branches under threat are:
- Brunswick Village
- Clayton Road
- Garden Village
- Howard Street
- Kenton Road
- Union Society
- West Denton
Post Offices provide a vital service for local people. We must send a message to the Post Office Ltd that they need to keep their hands off OUR Post Offices.
For more information, go to: www.savepostoffices.org.uk or http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=21196716369
The Post Office announced plans on 19 Feb to close the Post Office at 29 Orford Road as part of its London Area Plan. Residents have until 2nd April to oppose the closure before it takes effect.
The united local community is campaigning against the decision and have launched a petition that we will deliver to the Post Office opposing this closure.
The Post Office announced plans on 19 Feb to close the Post Office at 434 West Green Road as part of its London Area Plan. Residents have until 2nd April to oppose the closure before it takes effect.
David Lammy MP, Joanne McCartney AM and West Green Labour Councillors Gmmh Rahman Khan, Toni Mallet and Eddie Griffith are united with the community in campaigning against the decision and have launched a petition that we will deliver to the Post Office opposing this closure.
The Post Office announced plans on 19 Feb to close Page Green Post Office at 87 Broad Lane as part of its London Area Plan. Residents have until 2nd April to oppose the closure before it takes effect.
David Lammy MP, Joanne McCartney AM and Tottenham Green Labour Councillors Harry Lister, Bernice Vanier, and Isidoros Diakides are united with the community in campaigning against the decision and have launched a petition that we will deliver to the Post Office opposing this closure.
The Post Office announced plans on 19 Feb to close the Murray Grove Post Office as part of its London Area Plan. Residents have until 2nd April to oppose the closure before it takes effect.
Hoxton Councillors are united in campaigning against the decision and we have launched a petition (paper and on-line) that we will deliver to the Post Office.
“This Post Office is vital for local residents and businesses in Hoxton and its closure would threaten Murray Grove’s commercial viability.”
“The alternative post offices in Old Street and on Hoxton High Street are too far away for many elderly and vulnerable residents who value having this community resource on their door step. Post offices also play an important part in local social and economic life. In Hoxton where the levels of deprivation and poor access to financial services can be particularly high we need them more than most.
"We will be fighting vigorously against the closure and believe that six weeks isn't long enough to have a meaningful dialogue with the community about these changes.”
When purchasing a generic card from any store some think that it will only require one stamp to send the card domestically. This is untrue. Hallmark has been making certain cards that don't meet the one stamp standard without stating this fact. My mother's day card required 2 stamps, nothing was added, it was just the card in the envelope.
If the post office feels that these specific cards require more then one stamp then it should be stated on the card or anywhere the card is sold.
Since 1997 Labour have overseen the closure of 4,723 post offices. North West Leicestershire has lost many village Post Offices in places such as Blackfordby, Albert Village and Coleorton. Post Office branches are vital if we are to combat both social and financial exclusion, and this Government wants to continue destroy this vital network by closing a further 3000 Post Offices.
Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for North West Leicestershire Andrew Bridgen advocates the freeing up of subpostmasters and postmistresses, to provide a greater range of products and services, as well as a scheme whereby people with concerns about a range of Government services can use their local Post Office as a kind of 'Government GP'. This can advise on issues such as tax returns, pension entitlements and the opening hours of local pharmacies.
The US Postal Service believes it will save money and make America's mail service more efficient if they implement a plan they devised to close and consolidate some of their facilities.
This includes their mail processing centers and also small branches and stations. The result will be reduced customer service and delays in your mail. This is being done nationwide and the effects could be devastating.
Recently, a rumor circulated that the Gilcrease Post Office was slated for possible closing. If so, it will be combined with the Downtown Tulsa Post Office and all the customers who use the Gilcrease office now would have to go all the way downtown to pick up parcels, certified letters and registered mail. Many of the residents of this community are senior citizens, black, hispanic, homeless and poor. They don't have the means to go anywhere else to get mail service, and the Postal Service is not even going to give the community any opportunity for input while they make the decision.
Their plan for this community is to leave the PO Box section at the current location and move everything else downtown. Eventually, they also plan to remove all stamp machines and as stated above, if any customer has mail to pick up, they will have to go downtown to do so.
The Postal Service was never intended to be a profitable business. It's mission is to bind the nation together through written correspondence....and provide "universal" mail service for everybody.
Closing and consolidating completely contradicts this mission and should be stopped.
We the people of Springhill, LA do knowingly ask for the removal of Shannon Morris due to his lack of concern for the community and unwillingly working with any of the people in the Springhill community to resolve issues in the timely delivery of the mail and not working with the people to resolve problems other than telling them to call the 1-800 number.
Also the safety of the postal carriers are another issuse when there is no dog spray in the office for protection against stray animals. Mr. Morris also leaves his Post Office and
doesn't work but about one to two hours
per day or returns to the office on a
Sunday because he doesn't have to deal with Clerks or Carriers. What he is doing is trying to stay away from people because of his lack of communication skills. He has
been in this office only 10 months and has run off or made the staff so ill that they have had to seek medical Psychiatric help. He is rude to anyone he talks too and even told a lady of great standing in the community that she was a liar and turned away from her and left her standing in the
Post Office with her issue unresovled.
In moving to Claiborn street I was told I had to pay for a post office box. Upon further investigation I learned that no one on my street has mail delivered because they were told the same thing. Even though mail has been delivered when our post office was small (there are mailboxes on several houses-not at the curb!). Now our post office is HUGE and we deserve our mail delivered to our homes. It is our right.