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Fears Over Rural Cornish Post Offices

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4:50pm 13th December 2011

Campaigners lay into plans to downgrade rural post offices in Cornwall.

From June, the government wants to run limited services from places like shops and garages.

It is feared dozens of branches in Cornish villages could be hit.

Peter Burton is from the Duchy's Rural Community Council: "What's often overlooked is the social value that they provide. The post office may be one of the few remaining places where people who are often isolated, particularly if they're elderly, where they can actually meet each other on a daily basis."

Peter is calling on the government not to think of it as a commercial decision: "We're supposed to be living in a society where we support all individuals, and post offices and other essential rural services have a real value which is beyond the monetary."

4:50pm 13th December 2011

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