Loss of Post Office will impact on the lives of many Hailsham residents

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Along with a number of banks, we in Hailsham are now devoid of a Post Office.

The nearest one now is in Polegate or Herstmonceux which is a 15-minute ride for those who live in Hailsham to post a parcel or if they do not have a debit card to obtain cash.

There are other services offered by the Post Office, too, such as travel money.

This is a market town in which £3 million has been spent on the roads in the last year and yet does not have this important facility.

When I moved to Hailsham 15 years ago the Post Office was based in the Co-op supermarket which is no longer but there are three major supermarkets which you would have thought would have taken on the service. We are left with the hope that a Post Office may return one day but like all things once its gone its gone for ever.

Banks and Post Offices are essential part of life in any city or town and the loss of the Post Office will impact on the lives of many, certainly the elderly.

It would appear little forward planning was put into place to make sure the Post Office stayed open despite the fact closure has been on the cards for some while. I am sure if it had a suitable place would have been found to re-locate it.

Alan Cooper

Upper Horsebridge