Part and parcel of life

5.4. Reflections

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Not all value can be quantified readily in economic terms – but that does not diminish that value. Post Office is one of the oldest institutions in the United Kingdom, dating back nearly four centuries, and is a reassuring and trusted physical presence in all the United Kingdom’s communities. This gives it a cultural resonance and comfort that communities treasure – particularly in rural parts of the United Kingdom. As well as being social hubs, post offices also facilitate consumer convenience – offering proximity and a range of services under one roof, which are both highly valued.