Sir George has been told by the Post Office that the post office in River Way, Andover is planned to close.
"This will cause problems for those who live nearby. It is just under a mile to the nearest Post Office in King Arthurs Way; and over a mile to the main one in Bridge St. This is quite a hike for those who walk."
One of the reasons given for closure is the switch in the payments of benefits from order books to bank accounts. "This will hit Post Offices all over the constituency; Post Offices will lose not just the direct business of cashing the orders; but the spin-off from purchases in the shop. The Government have not got their act together on this; they tell us how important the village sub post office is; then make life more difficult for it."