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BRX Beckenham

Great meeting at BRX Beckenham today.

2,500 sub-Post Offices to Close!!

Among all the chaos caused to deliveries by the strike of Post Office workers, it has not been forgotten by those who rely on the Post Office and Royal Mail that the closure plan for 2,500 sub-Post Offices is rolling inexorably ahead.
Businesses and sole traders in rural areas and on the edges of larger towns will be particularly affected by the closures, which will mean not only the loss of banking and cash services but core postal services too. It is probably a good guess that many 1230 TWC members rely substantially on the network of smaller Post Offices for their business as well as domestic and social needs.
The disheartening thing for many villages and suburbs is that their Post Office resides in the one and only remaining shop in the community and if the Post Office closes the shop it is located in becomes, almost inevitably, less viable and therefore vulnerable to closure too.

1230 Harpenden

Great meeting at Harpenden today. Both Jackie and Penny went to collect a donation for Ovacome that was raised by 1230 Harpenden

Weekend at Marienbad

Here at Marienbad the internet connection is not so easy. First problem … my laptop connector doesn’t fit the telephone socket so I have to use the public computer. That brings another problem – the keyboard is in Czech. The receptionist changes it to English for me after I have struggled to do it myself. It defaults to Czech so she has to do it again. I know now how do it myself!

Prague – Friday 14 September 2007

Sitting in an internet cafe in the centre of Prague. Free access in return for a bottle of water! Wish there were places like this in London!! Battery running low on laptop so will have to charge it up later today and hope that there are more places like this.

Wednesday 12 September 2007

After two days spent almost entirely out of the office I am catching up on a thousand jobs. One of these is testing the new 1230 TWC website.
It is looking good.

Burgh Island

Can highly recommend a trip to Burgh Island in Devon and a visit to the Pilchard Inn via the tractor across the sand. Burgh Island was the site for two of Agatha Christie’s plays and she stayed there in the 1930s along with many of the rich and famous and royalty. Nowadays lunch with a cocktail before in the restored art deco “White Palace” is affordable and a great experience.

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