HC Deb 25 June 1902 vol 110 cc6-7
Colonel STOPFORD-SACKVILLE (Northamptonshire, N.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury as representing the Postmaster General, whether he has received a request from the Parish Council of Woodnewton, near Oundle, for the establishment of a post office and other postal facilities in that village; and can he hold out any hope that he will be able to comply with such a request.

(Answer.) The Postmaster General has received an application from the Parish Council of Woodnewton for a post office, and also for an earlier arrival arid a later despatch of letters. A later despatch has been given, but an earlier arrival cannot be afforded because the Peterborough and Wansford mail cart cannot be diverted to Woodnewton, as suggested by the Council, without cans- ing delay to correspondence for places further on. The mail at present is due at Woodnewton at about 7.40 a.m., a reasonably early hour. In view of the relatively high cost of the existing service a post office at Woodnewton is not warranted: but an office can be established if the County Council are prepared to pay the cost, estimated at £5 a year.—(Post Office.)