Thursday, 3 September 2009

LOCAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (column)

LOCAL MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

by Pete Hodgson

POSTAL SERVICES AROUND THE COAST

Well, the vote is in and the popular verdict is clear; "the status quo
is fine, leave well alone".

A few weeks ago I wrote and asked those on the coast who have their mail
delivered to a central post box (Warrington) or to the store (Karitane)
whether that system suited, or whether they would prefer house to house
delivery. The issue had been raised with me by a coastal constituent.

People rang, visited, wrote and emailed. About 10% wanted to change and
about 90% didn't. I'm sure that it wasn't a 'scientific' survey, but it
was overwhelming nonetheless.

Thanks folks, for such a clear direction. The reasons for the status
quo were many, varied and delightful. I'm very pleased that the result
wasn't an awkward 50:50!

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