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  Post office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items.
Post offices also rent post-office boxes to people and businesses who prefer not to have mail delivered to their home or office.
In many countries, post offices include other functions, such as a place to pick up various government forms, to apply for passports and driving licences to send money to others, etc. In some countries, the post office functions as a financial bank and/or a central place to use public telephones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Post_office   (1180 words)

 Post Office Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Post Office Ltd is a retail post office company in the United Kingdom that provides a wide range of products including postage stamps, etopups, welfare and banking to the public.
Post Office Ltd was separated from the postal service Royal Mail in 1981.
Rainsville Post Office A history of the post office for the farming community.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Post_Office_Ltd.html   (357 words)

 Post Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off orpick up packages or other special-delivery items.
In many countries, post offices include other functions, such as a place to pick up various government forms, to apply for passports, to send money to others, etc. In some countries, the post officefunctions as a financial bank and/or a central place to use public telephones.
Some countries have a Chief Post Office to administer post offices throughout the country, or a CPO in various large cities toadminister the post offices in those cities or their districts.
www.therfcc.org /post-office-2378.html   (210 words)

 Save our Post Offices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Post Office Ltd has today announced that after considering the responses received during the consultation, its intention to proceed with 18 of the 21 post offices closures put forward for consultation.
At present, Post Office Ltd and Postwatch Scotland have failed to come to an agreement on these three branches, forcing discussions to be taken to a higher level.
Post Office Ltd should have been left in no doubt as to the importance of the branch and the immense difficulty that would be caused in the event of its closure.
www.johnbarrettmp.com /policies/postofficesletter.php   (866 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 21 May 2003 (pt 34)
The only thing that the Post Office could have taken away from the public meeting was the fact that the post office was a much-needed facility in the area.
Proposals that Post Office Ltd. makes for closures under the programme are determined by how many offices are close to each other in the area, the current and projected business volumes and whether individual sub-postmasters have already indicated that they want to leave the network.
Post Office officials visit every area, walk in the area, and make a study of the configuration of the offices and of local factors before submitting a proposal.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200203/cmhansrd/vo030521/debtext/30521-34.htm   (1837 words)

 Subpostmaster Internet
Post Office Ltd may make changes to the contents of this website, including to the descriptions and prices of goods and services advertised, at any time and without notice.
Post Office Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales, Number 2154540, registered office 80-86 Old Street, London, EC1V 9 NN.
Post Office Ltd does not monitor or review the content of other party's websites which are linked to and from this website.
www.ukpo.com /subpostmaster/termsandconditions/default.htm   (506 words)

 Who we work with > Post Office - FUJITSU United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Working closely with Post Office Ltd. on overcoming the many challenges presented by the project, the contract to design, implement and operate the new infrastructure, called Horizon, was awarded to Fujitsu in 1999.
Using Horizon's easy to use touch screen technology, Post Office Ltd. is now processing in excess of £900 billion a year in over 2.4 billion transactions, which can be processed at a rate of up to 3,500 a second.
Horizon is the culmination of a long-standing relationship with Post Office Ltd., during which Fujitsu has developed an in-depth understanding of its business and delivered a range of innovative and flexible solutions to meet Post Office Ltd’s evolving requirements.
uk.fujitsu.com /casestudies/postoffice   (557 words)

 BBC - Action Network - - A3085571 - What can you do about post office closures in urban areas?
Post office closures have already attracted the attention of high profile residents such as Tony Benn MP, singer Damon Albarn and Angela Rippon, who are campaigning to save their local post office.
Post Office Ltd and the government say they are committed to making every effort to keeping post offices open in urban deprived areas.
Post Office Ltd has announced that it is unlikely to close down a post office in these areas unless there is an alternative within half a mile.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ican/A3085571   (1994 words)

 councillors press post office over proposed closures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Post Office Ltd is currently consulting with the public on its proposals, and Councillors had asked for a meeting to clarify the issues surrounding the closures and to press the case for their retention.
He said the voluntary closures would mean that 95% of the urban population should still be within 1 mile walking distance of a post office.
However, Mr Hooper did reassure Councillors that no other urban post office closures are currently planned in Chelmsford Borough and that the future of rural post offices is secure, at least for the next five years.
www.chelmsfordbc.gov.uk /news/feb03/postoffice.htm   (284 words)

 Employers' Forum on Disability - Press Release - 3 March 2004 - Post Office Ltd Chief Executive becomes Forum Chairman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Employers' Forum on Disability is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mills, Chief Executive of Post Office Ltd, as its new chairman to the Board of Directors.
In 2003 Post Office Ltd was also a part sponsor of an Employers' Forum on Disability CD-ROM training programme aiming to increase disability awareness amongst its workforce.
Post Office Ltd is working on a range of measures to support its customers who have different needs.
www.employers-forum.co.uk /www/press19.htm   (573 words)

 Save Our Post Offices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Post Office bosses have turned down a Green Party challenge to walk the route customers would face if a city branch closed today.
Nor are two of the three alternative post offices, at Knighton Fields and Evington, on the main routes from Queens Road or serviced by a frequent bus service.
It seems to me that the designers of the network reinvention programme to close local post offices have not walked the routes or appreciated the realities of getting around my area, nor the scale of the task they have imposed on the elderly and on young parents.
www.leicestergreenparty.org.uk /postoff.htm   (466 words)

 General Post Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Having dined at The Old Post Office Restaurant on many occassions, I was thrilled to discover that Chef Philip Bardin has put some of his culinary creations to pen and paper for all of us to try at home.
I am an (Master) instructor of Microsoft Office, and have reviewed a number of books to use in the classroom for my adult students and have found this series to be the most useful for students from rank beginners to advanced.
And this novel, written in only three weeks, after leaving his longest held job (of 12 years) at the Post Office, certainly provides evidence that he is one man who followed his own muse.
www.freeglossary.com /General_Post_Office   (375 words)

 Post Office Ltd. Finally Delivers the Goods
Post Office Counters Ltd. had shut down the office in January this year.
The local shop in which the post office is located has recently been refurbished and redecorated in order to provide a high standard of service to local residents.
It is ridiculous that the government is going ahead with a series of Post Office closures, as well as making savings by means of reducing deliveries to households and by minimising the number of collections from post-boxes.
www.normanbaker.org.uk /press_releases/archive/054_post_office_newhaven.htm   (224 words)

 Royal Mail Group - News: News releases - current
Post Office Ltd recently announced the appointment of a new roster of trade marketing agencies.
Post Office Ltd is a separate limited company under the Royal Mail Group.
Post Office Ltd, in conjunction with its partners, offers 170 products and services, including banking, travel insurance, foreign currency, and unsecured loans.
www.royalmailgroup.com /news/expandarticle.asp?id=1454&brand=Post_Office_network   (411 words)

Post Office Ltd is part of the Royal Mail Group and has one of Europe's largest retail networks with more than 16,900 branches.
The Post Office is the second biggest supplier of foreign currency in the UK, with 18 per cent of market share, and is in the top five in the travel insurance market.
Post Office Ltd turnover was £1,186 billion last year.
www.pressi.com /ie/release/75419.html   (1044 words)

 three post office closed 15/6/04 - Richard Burden MP - On your side in Birmingham Northfield
Today’s announcement by Post Office Limited of their decision to close 24 local post offices in South Birmingham has been heavily criticised by Richard.
The decision reflects the strength of the arguments put forward in support of these post offices and it is good that Post Office Ltd have responded to these.
Thanks are due to all those members of the public, local politicians and media, and the consumer watchdog, Postwatch, for their work in ensuring that these post offices stay open.
www.richardburden.labour.co.uk /ViewPage.cfm?Page=10964   (566 words)

 Post Office to offer own-brand loans and mortgages
The Post Office and Bank of Ireland have announced a joint venture which will see the creation of Post Office-branded financial products, such as mortgages and loans, launched early in the New Year.
Through the Post Office branch network, and via the telephone and website, customers will be now offered personal loans, savings accounts, credit cards, personal insurance and mortgages.
Post Office branches serve approximately 29 million people who make some 42 million visits to branches each week; 27 pence in every £1 in circulation passes through a Post Office branch.
www.4ni.co.uk /nationalnews.asp?id=20890   (395 words)

 icSouthlondon - MP hopeful in deal on post office
The newly elected MP said after recent talks with Post Office Ltd he was confident a solution would soon be reached and a statement announcing the location made within days.
A Post Office spokeswoman said: "We are still discussing arrangements with interested parties but we are hopeful of being able to reopen Post Office facilities in the immediate area."
The news Elys was closing its post office branch this summer came in February 2004.
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 Post Office : FUJITSU South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To cater for the needs of a small number of rural Post Office branches that are only open for a few hours each week, Fujitsu designed a unique mobile counter terminal, as well as a trolley-based terminal for use by sub postmasters who work from their own homes.
A satellite connection was also developed for Post Office branches in locations without an ISDN service.
Post Office® Ltd has some 17,000 Post Office branches, making it Europe's largest and most accessible retail network.
www.fujitsu.com /za/casestudies/fs_postoffice.html   (605 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 24 Mar 2004 (pt 13)
That is an impossible situation, in which none of the sub-postmasters can make a decent living, none can afford to invest in their shop or post office to make it more attractive to customers, and all are chasing and competing for a hitherto dwindling band of customers.
In Germany, the number of post office branches has been reduced from 30,000 to 13,000 as a consequence of changes in customer behaviour.
We have invested a substantial financial commitment to providing compensation for sub-postmasters who are leaving their businesses, as well as investment for those who are staying, to ensure that the remaining post offices are better and more attractive to customers.
www.publications.parliament.uk /pa/cm200304/cmhansrd/vo040324/debtext/40324-13.htm   (1339 words)

 Banking Business Office Pos - BigWalk.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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www.bigwalk.co.uk /directory/_banking_business_office_post   (572 words)

 Council takes stand against post office closures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sutton Council is joining forces with its partners and challenging Post Office plans to close nine branches in the borough.
Post Office Ltd announced the proposed closures on 9 September as part of its urban network reinvention programme being carried out at the request of the Government.
Post Office Ltd has identified alternative branches for customers to use within approximately a mile of the branch being closed.
www.sutton.gov.uk /news/pressreleases2004/september2004/pr04-252.htm   (478 words)

 Guardian | Post Office to offer financial services
Customers will soon be able to pop into their local post office to take out an insurance policy, a credit card or even a mortgage under plans unveiled today.
The Post Office, which traces its history back to the 16th century, has over 16,900 branches across the country - more than all the UK banks and building societies put together.
The Post Office said the plans were the result of an extensive market research exercise involving 20,000 customers over 18 months.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0%2C3858%2C4770208-103676%2C00.html   (290 words)

 Lynne Jones MP
Though it is essential for post offices to have a long term future, every possible avenue must be explored to bring this about with a minimal number of closures - by expanding the facilities provided or considering the amalgamation of post offices with other retail outlets.
Sub-post offices are not owned by the Post Office but small businesses that receive a fee from the Post Office for the services they provide.
I urge everyone who values their local post office to use the facilities there - particularly by opening post office card accounts or using the convenient banking facilities that post offices now provide on befalf of many other banks.
www.poptel.org.uk /lynne.jones/postoffices2.htm   (1056 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Scotland - Final delivery day looming for post office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
THE South Gyle post office branch is to close its doors permanently next month.
The branch, which was earmarked for closure as part of nationwide cuts by the Post Office Ltd, had been due to close in March but was given a stay of execution.
Peter Mylchreest, Network Services Manager for Post Office Ltd said: "We have been exploring two potential solutions over the past few months, both of which have involved prospective retail partners from the nearby area.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /scotland.cfm?id=594822005   (244 words)

 Aon Appoints Fortis on Post Office® Travel Insurance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fortis Insurance Ltd has been appointed by Aon Limited to underwrite Post Office® travel insurance products and to administer and organise all claims and medical assistance services.
We are absolutely delighted that the Post Office and Aon have chosen Fortis Insurance as their partner and we look forward to working with them to grow this account for the next two years and beyond."
Around the world, Aon posted 2002 revenues of $8.8 billion dollars, with more than 55,000 employees in 600 offices across 125 countries, servicing clients' requirements at a global level whilst responding to clients' specialist needs in individual markets.
www.aon.com /uk/en/about/Press_Office/may03_20fortis.jsp   (445 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Post Office to sell mortgages
Post Office customers will soon be able to open savings accounts or take out loans through their local branch.
Post Office chief executive David Mills said the network's 16,900 branches was a huge advantage.
"Post Office Ltd's retail network is larger than all the UK banks and building societies put together," he said.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/3173544.stm   (220 words)

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