VILLAGERS of Buckland Brewer brought their post office campaign to town on Monday, around 50 of them extending the queue outside the main Post Office in Bideford. Although opened less than two years ago with the help of grant funding, the Buckland post of

VILLAGERS of Buckland Brewer brought their post office campaign to town on Monday, around 50 of them extending the queue outside the main Post Office in Bideford.Although opened less than two years ago with the help of grant funding, the Buckland post office is one of those earmarked for closure and replacement with an "outreach" mobile service.In the latest chapter of their campaign to save it, the villagers queued in Bideford to show one of the effects closure could have.Parish council chairman David Lloyd said proposed closures would mean bigger queues in Bideford, with added customers from both Buckland and from East-the-Water.Campaigner Marjorie Snetzler said to post a packet would cost her fuel to drive seven miles, plus 80p in parking. By bus it would mean catching the 10.45am and not being able to get one home until 1.45pm for just 10 minutes in the Post Office.The proposed mobile service would mean having to keep a timetable as some days it would call for an hour and others for two and at different times of the day, she said. The Post Office has said Buckland Brewer's nearest alternative is at Abbotsham, but villagers told the Gazette that this had only one counter and no available parking.Local councillor and Lib Dem prospective Parliamentary candidate Adam Symons, said: "Buckland Brewer post office is an incredibly valuable asset to its community.