Council bids to run post offices. This strikes me as a good solution to a problem which, while it clearly shouldn’t exist at all, does need to be dealt with. In essence, if you can’t be bothered to read the article, Essex County Council is proposing that it takes over the running of post offices that are due to be closed. It would be great to see such important services able to continue and the possibility of combining them with local authority services is very interesting and potentially useful.
Of course, I’m not generally in favour of closing post offices at all but I rather think that it’s going to happen no matter what I or others want, so anything that comes along that helps has to be worth considering.