Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Save Ramsey Post Office

          Not every Post Office has a view like this

I had to use the Ramsey Post Office today. This is the view outside, the Post Office is just to the left side, out of shot. I had to post something and get a receipt. This is not something I could do online. I had to post something across to England. In the queue were people cashing cheques who do not have bank accounts. People paying utility bills. People collecting their pension. People posting large items, to big for a post box. People doing all sorts of transactions, they cannot do anywhere other than the Post Office. People collecting forms, like driving license applications. Not everyone is online, or has access to the internet at home. Ramsey has no internet cafe. The Post Office is an integral, important, part of Ramsey community. Today I've discovered plans to close the Post Office, and have sub PO's in local shops. This is not acceptable to the people of the town, and as I type a campaign, petition and meeting are taking place and setting up to voice the residents objections ad overturn the proposed closure.  The Isle of Man is a small island, and Ramsey is the second largest town after the Capital Douglas.  The second town, should have a post office. The people of Ramsey fought and won to keep the local hospital. Now we fight for the post office. Anyone like to sign the petition link here. Not often I have something to shout about on the blog, but even a small town is more than sunsets.

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15 comments:

Ramsey Mom said...

Meeting Town Hall Wednesday 6.30 hun.

EG CameraGirl said...

It sounds crazy to close your post office. Customer Service is becoming an obsolete term. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Thanks hun. All helps.

Reader Wil said...

We had a post office and several banks here in my village, but now there is only a sub PO with very limited possibilities. We cannot cash money for instance.. Life is getting more and more difficult for elderly people.
Well anyway, I wish you a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Anonymous said...

Is it Public meeting?

happywonderer said...

I do depend on my post office. I hope you can save yours...

Rajesh said...

Every town should have its own post office.

William Kendall said...

Another way to drive the screws in on the public.

Roger Owen Green said...

they severely SLASHED the number of post offices in the US a few years back.
boo, hiss
ROG, ABCW

Indrani said...

Online transfers are taking over. Very sad to see these disappear.

Trubes said...

I wish you success in saving your Post Office, they play such an important part in the community.

best wishes,

Di.
ABCW team,

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Wow! I so hope that your town gets to keep the post office. Sounds like is very useful.

Tanya Breese said...

how funny, this is the second petition i've signed tonight for my bloggie friends....i hope your post office is saved....i enjoy going to ours, the people are always so nice, i would hate to see it closed...yours is in such a pretty setting...keep us posted!

Sharon Maddrell said...

Ramsey Post Office needs to be allowed to continue in situ. It has the most loyal customer base because the staff are SO good. I hope the public meeting on Wednesday again shows how Ramsey gets behind worthy causes. Reverse this ridiculous decision.

Jane Hards Photography said...

Well said Sharon. Behind you %100.

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