New look Post Office set to move inside Mablethorpe’s Co-operative store

Mablethorpe's Post Office could see a move over to inside the Co-Op.
Mablethorpe's Post Office could see a move over to inside the Co-Op.
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Mablethorpe’s Post Office looks set to move from its current home to create a modern branch with extended opening hours for customers.

The proposed new location for the branch would be the Co-Operative Food store in Seacroft Road from its current site in Wellington Road, 640 metres away, from September. The proposal also includes five extra hours in its opening times.

The move would include extended opening hours for a Saturday, taking the opening hours from 9am-12.30pm to 9am-5.30pm. Now the Post Office has drawn up its proposals, they are inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six week public consultation.

The move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network. It has been designed to make it easier for customers to do business.

Post Office regional network manager for Central England, Adrian Wales said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Mablethorpe, and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of the community and secure services for the future.”

He added: “The modernisation is 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 preventing branch closures.”

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. This allows Post Office services to be available for longer, offering greater convenience to customers.

Mablethorpe Town Council has welcomed the proposal and voted in support of the move on Monday.

Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken. The consultation will close on August 13, 2013.

Feedback can be expressed via Freepost, Your Comments to Post Office Ltd, via email; comments@postoffice.co.uk or call the Customer Helpline on 08457 223344. You can also share your views online; postofficeviews.co.uk, entering branch code 43931199.

What are you thoughts on the proposed move? Email your views to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk.