HC Deb 16 March 1922 vol 151 c2408W
Brigadier-General COLVIN

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the inconvenience that will be caused to the residents in and around Waltham Abbey by the removal of their telegraph office; and what economy will be effected by this proposed alteration?


There is no question of discontinuing telegraphic facilities altogether at the Waltham Abbey sub-post office. In view, however, of the small number of telegrams for delivery in the Waltham Abbey area it has been arranged, experimentally, to discontinue the messenger service at that office and to deliver the telegrams from the head office at Waltham Cross. The economy which would result from this alteration is estimated at about £30 a year, and it is not anticipated that any appreciable delay in the delivery of the telegrams at Waltham Abbey will result from this change.