Proposals to move Edenthorpe Post Office are unveiled

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The Post Office is proposing to move Edenthorpe Post Office from its current location to create a modern open-plan local-style branch with extended opening hours.

The proposed new location for the branch is Just a Little Something, 47a Church Balk, Edenthorpe.

This is 400 metres from its current site at 146 Thorpe Road, Edenthorpe, and the Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

Opening hours at the proposed new location would be 08:30-17:30 on Mondays and 09:00-17:30 Tuesday to Saturday. This means that customers will benefit from five extra hours of service on Saturday afternoons.

The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

Post Office Regional Network Manager Simon Drinkwater said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in the area and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

He added: “The modernisation is part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services from an open plan counter with Post Office products and services available alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours, allowing Post Office services to be available for longer offering greater convenience to customers.

During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on 7 November 2013. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.