Fitzrovia News no 121 June 2011

Mail delays threatened

Front page.Workers have voted to strike against the closure of the Royal Mail delivery and distribution office in Rathbone Place, which they fear would worsen local deliveries and hit jobs.

The Royal Mail has announced it intends to sell the office for millions of pounds and transfer the work to Mount Pleasant, about one and a half miles away.

Picking up post from that far away will inevitably delay postal deliveries to Fitzrovia. And if people are not in to collect deliveries they will have to go further in order to pick them up if the Rathbone Place centre is shut down.

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