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Village planning Post Office protest

PUBLISHED: 15:40 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:56 13 July 2010

Villagers are planning to take to the streets to protest about the threatened closure of their post office.

At East Runton , a marching band, Postman Pat and a crop of campaigners are planning to turn out on May 3 to show their support for their post office.

Villagers are planning to take to the streets to protest about the threatened closure of their post office.

At East Runton , a marching band, Postman Pat and a crop of campaigners are planning to turn out on May 3 to show their support for their post office.

It is part of a day of action organised by MP Norman Lamb for the four threatened North Norfolk branches fighting closure plans.

The day was discussed at a packed Runtons annual parish council meeting where more than 150 people turned out to support the village branch.

Parish councillor Mike Ashwell said that the number of people who went to the meeting surpassed their expectations.

There were many elderly people who would not be

able to get to the next

nearest post office in Cromer if the East Runton one closed, he said.

“There is disbelief that the Post Office should want to close down a thriving business, which has been here for a long time and it is well supported,” he added.

District councillor John Perry Warnes, who was

at the meeting, afterwards urged protesters to write individually to the Post

Office and the prime minister, and tell them

how inconvenient it

was going to be for the elderly.

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