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Ravenshead sorting office ‘safe for now’ – but councillor believes discussions had taken place around potential closure

The future of the sorting office looks safe in the short term.

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It seems that Ravenshead’s sorting office has escaped the knife but a local councillor still fears for the future.

The office was rumoured to be closing but Gedling Eye contacted the Royal Mail and they confirmed it was safe ‘for now’.

They confirmed their whole delivery network was ‘under review’

Rumours online had circulated that the office would be closed and workers would be sent to work at in Mansfield Woodhouse – but this has now been denied.

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A Royal Mail spokesman confirmed that moving the sorting of mail from their Ravenshead Delivery Office to their Mansfield Delivery Office had ‘been discussed’ but no decision has yet been taken

He told Gedling Eye: “There are currently no plans for the Ravenshead Delivery Office to close.

“In the event that we ever do vacate a sorting office, we give the local Post Office six months’ notice.”

Readers will be aware that Gedling Borough Councillor (Con) and Chairman of Ravenshead Parish Council, Martin Smith has led a charge to save the community facility from the threat of closure.

Villagers in Ravenshead are concerned about the closure

An online petition organised by Councillor Smith has reached almost 1000 signatories that oppose any proposed closure of the sorting office by Royal Mail.

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A paper version of the petition is also available both in the village post Office and local shops.

Councillor Smith said: “I will be contacting the Royal Mail directly in the coming days to get to the bottom of the confusion where postal delivery workers were allegedly informed that the sorting office would close at the end of March and they and their work will be transferred to Mansfield Woodhouse.

“The sorting office is an integral part of the business of the village Post Office. Without the income received for the sorting office, the future of the Post office itself looks precarious.”

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  1. Far too many village Royal Mail sorting offices have been closed in the way of “progress” and ignoring the wishes of their customers who provide them with business , many thanks for supporting your local posties who love delivering in the village “we are part of the community “.

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