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Date added: 02 April 2008

Post Office closure 

Cheney Manor officially loses a part of its community
 
Cheney Manor post office in Swindon officially closes
The last post:
Mohammed Choudhary talking
to SwindonWeb on the day
his post office closed
After weeks of protests, the post office on Cheney Manor Road officially closed today.
 
Auditors arrived just after midday to formalise a day which branch postmaster Mohammed Choudhary had been dreading.
 
"I can't express my disappointment," Mr Choudhary told us, echoing comments supported by scores of local residents.
 
"Everyone I've spoken to is against the closure of this post office. And I can't quite believe this day has come."
 
The Cheney Manor post office is one of many now being closed in Swindon, including branches in Westcott Place, Lydiard Millicent and The Lawns.
 
The post office have not ruled out the closure of other branches, depending on economic conditions.
 
Local residents will now be forced to use the post office next door to the Rodbourne Arms, three-quarters of a mile from Mr. Choudhary's former store.
 
Cheney Manor post office in Swindon officially closes
Voice not heard:
supporters of the Cheney Manor Road post office
protesting against its closure earlier this year
 
"It's too far for me", said one protester, who used the post office every day.
 
"And to add insult to injury, our local MP Michael Wills supported the closure, despite making noises to the contrary.
 
"It's a sad day for Cheney Manor in my opinion."
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