Bank - Use post offices

I write in reference to the story about the threat of closure of Nat West bank on page six of the Market Rasen Mail on May 27.

Yes, it’s a sad state of affairs when a bank closes its doors for the last time, but if I only had 76 regular customers and employed staff, I couldn’t carry on either.

Do you realise there are 11,500 Post Office branches in the UK; that’s more than all the high street banks put together?

The Post Office is ideally placed to carry out banking transactions for all.

It’s open longer hours than the banks and, most importantly, it’s available on your doorstep.

Your article mentions long queues in the main post office in Rasen.

Yes, if you go in during peak times to your town centre or city post office, there will be a queue, but there are 11,499 other offices that don’t have long queues and, of course, they are local, being right in the heart of these communities.

Please use these facilities; if you don’t, they will go the same way as the bank branches.

In my opinion, the Government is wrong for not informing the public of the facilities offered by Post Offices. For example, did you know you can draw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and get a balance for virtually any UK bank?

David Ward

Sub-postmaster and president of the Lincoln and Grimsby branch of the National Federation of Sub Postmasters