Saving Govt money
September 30, 2013
Before the introduction of motor cars, and motor cycles in the late 1940's all mail to and from Post Offices were done by horse drawn vehicles and pedal cycles. My postman would deliver mail by walking or riding a pedal cycle five days a week, blow rain or shine.
Today all mails are transported by motor driven vehicles so I ask myself do we need so many Post Offices in our 21 miles of length in Bermuda?
In my opinion do we need so many Post Offices? The Post Office on Pender Road was discontinued after the Dockyard closed in the early 1950's, Bailey's Bay Post Office was closed due to lack of business. Harrington Sound Post Office is closed between 11 am and 1 pm daily.
The sorting facility at Southside could be incorporated back to the General post office as it was before 1998.
The General Post Office handled much of the mails for the British navy, Canadian Navy, and United States bases here, who are no more.
Another note, do we have to have telephone books printed so often? They are stacked up at most Post Offices around Bermuda, the Post offices can not even give them away.The new 2013-2014 telephone book omits certain Post Offices, why? In the Government blue pages it shows, General post Office in Hamilton and all Post Offices with the exception of Somerset Bridge Post Office, Southampton post office, St. David's Post office, St. George's Post Office.
Peter Bromby Sr