The Delivery Office on Tottenham Lane is under threat of closure and many local people worry about a further loss of local amenities, however, as to every story, there is more than one side to it.
Debbie Sheddon writes:
WE NEED OUR DELIVERY OFFICE!
Local residents should be aware that in March, Royal Mail plans to close the Delivery Office on Tottenham Lane (opposite Hornsey railway station). This will mean that when parcels cannot be delivered, we will either have to reschedule delivery through the internet, or go all the way over the Holloway office to receive our undelivered mail.
THERE IS AN ONLINE PETITION YOU CAN SIGN AGAINST THIS PLAN! (click to add your name)
The Hornsey delivery office serves thousands of people in our area. There is always a queue in the morning and on Saturdays this can stretch well down the road. Deliveries of internet purchases are increasing all the time and in due course we will have 2000 new residents arriving in the nearby Heartlands Development. Even more people will have to make the unnecessary journey down to Holloway.
WE PAY ENOUGH FOR POST WITHOUT ADDING A TUBE OR BUS FARE!
SIGN NOW! GET YOUR FRIENDS TO SIGN! SAVE HORNSEY DELIVERY OFFICE!
Ryan King offers a different view:
Perhaps I am out of turn, but I am wondering if this is being a little overhyped by the Cllr. Royal Mail is no longer leaving the 'Sorry you were out so pick up at...' cards but instead will leave packages with neighbours and notify the intended recipient after the former restrictions on them doing this were lifted. Thus the need for so many delivery offices goes away and the funding for them is reallocated to other aspects of the service. This plan was announced (and well publicised in the press) in June, and the scheme began just in the past week or so. Is there another factor to this of which I am not aware?
How do you feel about loosing your local delivery office? Do you use it or will it not make a difference? Speaking to postal workers I found them unhappy about the closure but they also added that it was 'too small' and inefficient. Whatever your opinion and needs, let us know what you think and use the comment form below or email us at email@example.com
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