Aylsham councillors to send ‘strongly worded’ letter to Royal Mail over delivery office closure

A strongly worded letter is to be sent to Royal Mail after the postal giant announced it was closing Aylsham's delivery office.

Members of the town council were angered by the news as it will leave some residents having to make a 17-mile round trip to North Walsham to collect their post.

The delivery office will officially close on Monday, March 12. Customers who miss any routine deliveries will be able to collect, or arrange re-delivery through the Post Office in the town's Budgens store.

But other items such as PO Box mail and deliveries needing signatures and surcharges will be sent to an improved delivery office in North Walsham, where the service has relocated.

Local members were saddened by the closure when they discussed it at a meeting last night.

Liz Jones said: 'I just think it's a huge inconvenience, not everyone finds it easy to get to North Walsham.'

Mike Bush added: 'I'd really like to know why they have got to do it? Why it's not possible to improve the service here to facilitate what we already have.'

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Members admitted trying to get the closure decision changed would be like 'banging our heads against a brick wall' but agreed to write a letter expressing their disappointment.

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