So then, how long are the queues at your post office?

PUBLISHED: 16:44 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 15:25 07 September 2010

Every household in Hornsey & Wood Green has been invited to record how long they have to wait their local Post Office in a constituency wide survey distributed this week by local MP Lynne Featherstone. The survey gives local residents the opportunity to

Every household in Hornsey & Wood Green has been invited to record how long they have to wait their local Post Office in a constituency wide survey distributed this week by local MP Lynne Featherstone.

The survey gives local residents the opportunity to record the impact of the recent closures that saw five Post Offices in the constituency close. Residents are asked to note their waiting times and the reason for their visit.

It is hoped the survey will give a comprehensive assessment of the level of service following the closures, adding weight to the argument for reviewing the closures.

Anyone who has not received the survey or requires additional copies should contact the MP's office on 020 8340 5459 or email

Lynne Featherstone MP said: "The leader of Haringey Council made grandiose promises to save our Post Offices but just a few months later he seems to have given up without a fight. Residents deserve better.

"The government and the Post Office cannot get away with making out that these closures will have no impact at all. They have failed to pump in extra resources to cope with the extra demand following the closures.

" I hope to be able to demonstrate just how much our services have suffered."

Councillor Richard Wilson said: "Anecdotally I know already from several residents that the queues at the remaining post offices have got even worse, and I've seen myself people queuing out into the street at Crouch End. I dread to think how long the waits will get when Christmas approaches. Perhaps we should all start queuing now for the last post?

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