Post office change needs common sense
READERS and Beechworth citizens will be aware that an application has been made to Indigo Shire Council for a permit to create disabled access at Beechworth Post Office.
This was raised last year but construction of a ramp was being advocated in front of this iconic building, changing its appearance forever and at the same time restricting pavement space for pedestrians.
We agree that disabled and able-bodied people have the same rights and what was strongly recommended was one post office entry for everyone, but positioned in Ford Street, where access was easier.
That would leave the post office building, facing the street, in its current state.
The post box has already been relocated to Ford Street and surely some of parking behind the building could be used for parcel collection.
Beechworth is known as the ‘best preserved goldmining town in Australia’ but will the proposed change affect this? We certainly hope that common sense prevails. Sheila and John Rademan, Beechworth