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‘Vulnerable’ can’t get to post office anyway
10:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Letters
Sir – Councillors Coles and Enright, Laura Price and Duncan Hume, (Gazette Letters, February 27), offered objections to the possible post office closure in Witney.
They cited “vulnerable people” as the group who would be affected by such a closure.
Where were they when blue badge holders were swept away like vermin from the west side of the High Street, with complete disregard to the pain it would cause to disabled people?
Disabled badge holders have been unable to get to the post office and other services for six months now.
County councillor Rodney Rose says the council will place disabled spaces on the east side of the High Street. When will this happen? How much will it cost, given that that work needs to be carried out to make this possible?
The west side would be zero cost and allow people to access the post office.
I agree that we must fight for the post office but don’t use “vulnerable people” as your argument, because the post office is redundant to us at present anyway and you did not join in our protests.
Neither did you support our objection to more taxi ranks, which would remove the remaining double yellow lines used by blue badge holders.
Sandy Slack, Corn Street, Witney