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More post offices face the axe

PUBLISHED: 15:35 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:48 25 August 2010

ELEVEN post offices in the area are set to close after Royal Mail announced their profits have plummeted by £162million

ELEVEN post offices in the area are set to close after Royal Mail announced their profits have plummeted by £162million.

Royal Mail announced last Wednesday that they would close 2,500 branches nationwide following a six-week consultation which saw 27,000 responses.

Out of the 169 branches earmarked for closure in London, 155 will close beginning in June.

The 11 closing in Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich are: 40 High Street Beckenham; 12-13 Carlton Parade, Orpington; 86 Crofton Lane, Orpington; 9 Charmwood Villas, Pratts Bottom; 4 Walden Parade, Chislehurst; 11 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath; 43 Bostal Hill, Abbey Wood; 301-303 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath; 3 Hollytree Parade, Sidcup Hill; 263 Eltham High Street, Eltham; 119 Plumstead Common Road, Eltham and 8 Woolwich Road, Greenwich. Last ThursdayRoyal Mail said its sliding profits were dominated by the fall in its letters business. The Judicial Review launched by the Greater London Assembly has now been lodged at the High Court, on the basis that the consultation was too short and the closures disproportionately affect Londoners.

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