I listened to the radio broadcast with increasing admiration at the actions of all the protesters including yourself, and all the support that was given. It is so sad when things like this happen and you have to wonder at the motives of Post Office Ltd. I am glad that it got coverage and hopefully that will help in getting the sub post office up and running soon..
In my village we have a sub post office and a few years ago they tried to close it, but we had meetings, petitions, MP involvement as well as other business people. It remained open and we didn't have to go to the length that you have done for that to happen.
Post Office Ltd however, made it clear that they expected post offices to be more profitable and "encouraged" the franchises to sell other things like groceries, and even turned it into a small tearoom. It is only very small anyway, and now when you go to the post office there is no privacy at all, and is overrun by tables, a lottery machine and all sorts, but at least we have a service.
Hope yours gets up and running soon.
hugs from Huggs xxx