ECHO, December 23, 2004
POST STRIKE OVER 4PM CHRISTMAS EVE CLOSING
Workers at Havehill’s High Street post office were due to strike on Christmas Eve in protest at being asked to work until 4pm.
Staff would normally work until 12.30pm on Christmas Eve but that year they were asked to stay in later, in line with other High Street businesses like banks.
An official ballot was held during the week with members of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) voting ten to one in favour of industrial action.
NEW POLICE BOSS VOWS TO KEEP FIGHTING ‘THE FEW’
Haverhill was a vibrant place with a ‘buzz about it’ according to the town’s new police chief.
Insp Bruce Gent would take over as the town’s sector commander, replacing Insp Mark Jepson, who was moving on after two years’ service.
Insp Gent pledged to continue the successful community work started by Insp Jepson and his team, which had included carrying out estate inspections in conjunction with Havebury housing partnership, and high-visibility patrols on Friday and Saturday nights.