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Monday 24 March 2008 10.10pm
Its a shame if it goes but its not so surprising. I've been here 20 years and the staff have always been friendly and helpful, the opposite of London Bridge branch.
Not surprising as it is such a large building, developers are obviously licking their lips. There used to be a large sorting office behind (the Dover Castle was a posties pub) but the land was sold to developers to build all those 'apartments'. I live in Tabard Street and the Costcutter in Great Dover Street now has a post office at the back where you can send parcels, get road tax etc. It is never too busy.
Thursday 27 March 2008 12.36pm
Poster now in the Post Office.

Expected move in July. Consultation period until 29 May.

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Thursday 8 May 2008 12.07pm
I see that there are posters up around the Borough promoting a demonstration outside Borough Post Office on Monday 12 May 10am-2pm

Amusingly the picture of the post office used on the poster has been lifted from this website.


No indication on the poster of who has organised the protest - presumably it's a union thing.

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Thursday 8 May 2008 2.14pm
In about 20 years time we will be discussing the Brown government with our grown up children.

We will be asking each other why Brown and a Labour government committed political suicide with the abolition of the 10p tax and the closure of Post Offices.

The grown-up kids will ask us "How can someone so smart be so stupid?"

We will be lost for words.
Thursday 8 May 2008 2.33pm
Lost for words that anyone ever thought someone so stupid was so smart.
Thursday 8 May 2008 3.18pm
Quite
Friday 9 May 2008 11.11pm
In about 2 years time we will be discussing the Boris administration with our friends.

We will be asking each other why the London electorate voted in Boris.

All of us will ask us "How can someone so smart be so stupid?"

We will be lost for words.
Monday 12 May 2008 12.43pm
This morning's protest:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/3301

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Wednesday 21 May 2008 4.05pm
Got a flyer from the LibDems through the letterbox today asking people to visit http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/SaveBoroughPO and sign the petition.
LibDems want an opportunity to talk about transport links and accesibility, adequate space for customers to queue amd losing trained staff.
PO say it's not a 'closure' but a transfer to a franchise. "As such, they believe they do not need to consult local people".
If the LibDems are supporting the cause then it's already lost.
I say close it forthwith, if not sooner, and save time and money on pointless consultations. The walk to London Bridge PO will do you good.
Friday 13 June 2008 2.45pm
Closure/relocation date now set for 24 July.

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