February 2, 2013
The anger over the proposed closure of counter sales at the Kingaroy Street post office has stepped up a notch with talk of a footpath protest and the South Burnett Mayor attempting to contact Australia Post to reverse the decision.
A petition at Janelle Frohloff’s Somethings Country store in Kingaroy Street is being filled with signatures from local businesspeople and residents.
This and screenclips from a Facebook page started by Janelle and and fellow South Burnett businesswoman Trudi Bartlett are being bundled up to be sent to Australia Post area manager Jeff Hyland in a bid to overturn the decision.
The Facebook page has garnered 290 “likes” in just a few days.
South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann told southburnett.com.au today the proposal to put all postal services into the Shoppingworld Mall shop was “crazy”.
“It won’t work,” he said. “There will be businesspeople queueing out the door.”
He attempted to contact Mr Hyland on Friday about the decision but had been unsuccessful; he would follow up again on Monday.
Pressure is also building, following a comment on southburnett.com.au’s original report, for a protest to be mounted outside the Kingaroy Street building at 11:00am next Friday (February 8).
Arrangements for this are yet to be finalised but organisers have said they want to make it clear they are not angry with the local post office staff and do not want them to feel “victimised” in any way.
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