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Closure Threat to Radley Village Post Office


Our Post Office is on the list of potential closures. We are sure you won’t want to lose that valuable facility for the village, so please show your support.

What you need to do is write to our MP – Dr Evan Harris – to explain to him how important the Post Office is to the village.

Research for Postwatch in 2004 showed that:

  • 75% of those surveyed felt their local post office was ‘extremely important’
  • 59% thought it was ‘essential to their way of life’
  • 91% agreed it played an ‘important role in their local community’
  • 86% felt that losing a Post Office means ‘a lot of people lose their independence’
  • 27% found it difficult to get to another post office when their local one closed 

You might like to raise some of these points in your letter.

You can leave your letters at the Post Office for onwards transmission or you can email Evan Harris at


(If you do email, please include your full postal address in the email)

Further information can be found below.


[update 03/02/2008]

The threat to Radley Post Office seems to have diminished with the publication of the preliminary list of proposed closures. The list of Oxfordshire branches earmarked for closure is as follows:

  • Ardington
  • Begbrook
  • Childrey
  • Combe
  • Crowmarsh
  • Dalton Barracks
  • Farmoor
  • Fyfield
  • Grandpont, Oxford
  • Grimsbury, Banbury
  • Church Way, Iffley
  • Villiers Road, Bicester
  • Long Wittenhan
  • Orchard Way, Banbury
  • Stanmore Crescent, Carterton
  • Stanton St John
  • Upton
  • West End, Witney
  • Wolvercote, Godstow Road
  • Wootton
  • Wootton Road, Abingdon
  • Wytham

and does not include Radley. Following the official announcement of these closures on Tuesday (5th February) there will be a six week consultation period. Each and every closure will be contested and the Post Office has indicated that retaining one Post Office will mean closing another. The fight to keep Radley Post Office may not yet be over.

[Update 11/02/2005]
When the official list was published on 5th Feb, five further Post Offices in West Oxfordshire were identified for “replacement solutions”. These are Chadlington, Enstone, Great Rollright, Great Tew, and Tackley.

Other links relevant to this posting                                                  

Oxford Mail 26 February 2008

Oxfordshire County Council

Oxford Times, 05 Feb 2008

BBC News 01 Feb 2008

Oxford Mail 01 Feb 2008

Information on Proposed Changes from the ORCC   

Liberal Democrat “Save Our Post Office” campain

This is Money – Campaigns – Post office Closures

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