2:33pm Monday 16th September 2013
By Emma Rigby
RESIDENTS could soon have a new place to send their letters after the launch of a six-week consultation on the relocation of Rudheath’s Post Office.
Customers and interested parties are being invited to give their comments on the Post Office’s proposals to move the post office from its current location on West Avenue to create a modern open plan local branch with extended opening hours.
The proposed new location for the branch is S&K Off Licence, just 400 metres from the current office.
The move is part of a 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.
If agreed, the move will see Rudheath residents being able to access the post office’s wide range of services 98 hours a week.
Post Office regional network manager for central England, Adrian Wales, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to people in Rudheath and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.
“The modernisation is part of a major investment to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
Opening hours at the proposed new location would be 7am to 9pm Monday to Sunday – more than doubling the current level of service offered.
The consultation will close on October 22.
Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via the customer helpline on 08457 22 44 or textphone 08457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their opinions via the convenient questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 21340199.
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