Bauple man Bill Taylor has had to install a mailbox to receive his mail and he was unsure where he would get his Fraser Coast Chronicle when the Friendly Grocer closes its doors.
Bauple man Bill Taylor has had to install a mailbox to receive his mail and he was unsure where he would get his Fraser Coast Chronicle when the Friendly Grocer closes its doors. Megan Pope

Bauple set to box on

BAUPLE'S Bill Taylor has been reading the Fraser Coast Chronicle almost every day for the past 25 years.

He would like to be reading it for 25 more.

But when the Bauple Friendly Grocer closes its doors at the end of this month, he will have to travel to Tiaro to get a copy of the paper and this may not be convenient every day.

However plans are in place to help ensure the Chronicle remains accessible to people in Bauple.

Mr Taylor said the town had held a meeting, with about 100 people in attendance, discussing how to keep the town alive when the store closes.

The vital issues of fuel, groceries and mail delivery were discussed.

Each Bauple resident recently had to install a letterbox so the area could become part of the regular mail delivery round rather than picking their mail up from the local store, which had served many purposes for the town.

The issue of how to get their daily newspaper was also on the agenda.

Mr Taylor said the paper was a vital part of the day for many Bauple residents, including himself.

The Chronicle's circulation department has been in contact with the Australia Post contractor for the Bauple area who said they would take inquiries from readers who would like more information about having the Chronicle delivered with their mail service. To find out more, contact 4129 7470.

From next month the Chronicle will also be offering a digital version of the paper which can be downloaded daily.

Full details on how to subscribe to the service, including pricing, will be available next month.



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