Royal Mail has now said that it is going ahead with plans to sell the sorting office on Ecclesall Road. The sale will take place in July, after the office closes on the 4th

Given what's happening to postal services generally, it's probably not surprising that Royal Mail are going ahead with their plans despite the overwhelming objections of residents in the south-west together with a petition containing thousands of signatures. It will mean that any parcels or packets which have to be collected personally will now be kept at the Pond Street office. We were hoping for a better alternative whereby a local store or some other body or group might take on the responsibility.

Update from Viv Lockwood of the Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group