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Hall has room for post office

Posted on February 27 2020 at 3:20:24

People think I am a bit mad when I say that I think the downstairs committee room of Alvechurch Village Hall would make an ideal post office for the village.

It’s in the ideal position on the flat and with easy access and parking nearby. Yes, the doors and windows would need reinforcing but it is the right size with heating and toilet facilities and can be easily isolated form the rest of the hall.

I have always thought the Village Hall was owned by the council as when I moved here in the late 1950s everything was based at the hall. Not only did the organisations meet there but the library, nursery school and welfare were run from there.

We took our babies to the welfare to be weighed and to have health checks, and bought our orange and cod liver oil for our children. It was the hub of the village and I’m sure it could be again.

That committee room, although now refurbished, is the most uncomfortable and uninviting room to have meetings in. Perhaps it could solve our problems of having a post office as a large village desperately needs one, especially as we have no banks.

Mrs M R Gardner, Alvechurch


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