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The Post Office Card Account

Posted by Peter Coles, Christine Bampton-Smith, Jane Brown, Liberal Democrat Councillors, Luddendenfoot Ward

Monday, February 20, 2006

We write in support of Barbara Green's condemnation of the move to abolish the Post Office Card Account (HB Times 16.02.06)

Our Post Offices in this area serve a community function and those such as in Mytholmroyd, Midgley and Luddendenfoot offer a cash facility where there are no banks, especially to our senior citizens, through the Pension Card Account. A pension is small enough without having to fund a journey to a bank to have access to cash.

This government is supposed to have a Rural Agenda supporting and sustaining rural communities - eroding the services of our vital rural post offices is a contradiction of this agenda.

Please contact Chris McCafferty and Stephen Timms to express concern - those of you who are not yet in receipt of pensions will be one day!