What's the alternative? Someone illuminate me.
No, it's daft.
In the vital areas they run outreach services anyway. I don't see why they don't close most rural post offices and combine them with village halls etc to create one community building - post office, library etc under one roof. Might encourage people to use such facilities more, as well as offer huge savings.
But isn't the whole attraction of rural post offices that they are small, local and the lifeblood of the community?
Yeah, I'm taking it from a distinctly rural angle; I imagine the (sub)urban problems are different.