The Fight For Our Post Office

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When you need to fight (non- aggressively) for your cause, there is a need to plan, implement and follow through. So it was with the 2007 Post Office closure initiative that was the second phase of Post Office closures around the UK. Langworth in Lincolnshire was ‘a case in point’.

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When you need to fight (non- aggressively) for your cause, there is a need to plan, implement and follow through. So it was with the 2007 Post Office closure initiative that was the second phase of Post Office closures around the UK. Langworth in Lincolnshire was ‘a case in point’.

 

The local community in Langworth, a small village hub for a number of smaller community centres, rose up to meet the challenge when their Post Office was threatened with closure.

 

This book is the illustrated story of their fight. The Langworth initiative was spread over 11 months and put the Post Office in a corner that they could not escape from. The campaign made national radio, TV and newspaper headlines. It was described by those in the know as the blueprint for any campaign.

 

The story of Langworth is worth reading as a historic record of a monolithic giant trying to impose its commercial will on a small but resilient community. The analogy of talking to a brick wall was played out by the building a brick wall at the entrance to The Department for Business and Enterprise in Victoria Street in London.

 

This is a valuable lesson and an entertaining record of a fight well fought.

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