Your article, “Post Office to close temporarily” because the current postmaster is retiring, comes as no surprise as a notice to customers was displayed in the Post Office at the beginning of the year.

A spokesman for the Post Office has said that they are currently investigating the options available to provide Post Office services.

Why have they waited until now?

They have had plenty of time to have found alternative premises. It is a long walk for the elderly to the town - some of us do not live on a bus route and for those who do it means a bus to the town and then another bus if shopping out of town as I do.

This should have been sorted out months ago.

G. Powell,

Victoria Road,