Mrs Joshi Calls Time For Now

Strand on the Green Post Office was one of last in west London to remain open


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Mrs Joshi, the post mistress of Strand on the Green Post Office has decided to close at least until the end of the month. She has made the decision after her health started to deteriorate due to the pressure of work.

The branch had been one of the only post offices in west London to remain open during the coronavirus crisis and, as a result, queues outside had often stretched down Thames Road as far as the City Barge.

Mrs. Joshi in her post office

Mrs, Joshi, who has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her service to the community, is in a high risk category for the virus and was extremely busy during recent days because of the demand for postal services.

Her son Milan said, “Last week I think her post office was the only post office open in the whole of West London. As a result she was extremely busy and she stayed open long after the official closing time in order to help all customers.

“Unfortunately this has taken a toll on her health. She needs to be very careful given her underlying condition. To confirm, she does not have Covid-19 symptoms.

“I'll provide an update when the post office will be open again. Hopefully by that time other post offices will re-open to ease the pressure on my mother's post office.”

Post office services in Chiswick are now stretched with the current temporary closure of the main Post Office counters in Heathfield Terrace and reduced opening hours of the Parcel Collection office.


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March 27, 2020