Haworth Post Office closure proposal, why common sense must prevail – The Yorkshire Post says
Post Office bosses say the facility on Main Street is no longer viable; villagers say the walk to another branch at the Co-op in Station Road is impractical, particularly for the elderly in inclement weather.
Either way, the closure plan should be put on hold until a consultation exercise is carried out that commands the confidence of the local community – a threshold not yet met by Post Office Ltd.
After all, there are countless examples where a positive dialogue between the two sides has actually led to alternative plans being agreed from branches opening in pubs to a mobile post office being set up. And the same can happen in Haworth, a historic village also synonymous with cycling, if there’s sufficient will to find a solution which can then receive the stamp of approval.