Following the resignation of the present subpostmaster, the Post Office is proposing to move North Somercotes Post Office to a new location at McColls Retails Group in Keeling Street.
The proposed new site for the branch is 150 metres from the present North Somercotes Post Office at Somercotes Stores in Keeling Street and the Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.
Should the move go ahead, the branch would open from 6am to 9pm (Monday to Saturday) and from 7am to 9pm on Sunday, offering 104 hours of Post Office service every week.
The proposed 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.
Adrian Paling, Post Office Field Change Advisor said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in North Somercotes and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.
“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
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 3 December 2015.
Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to email@example.com, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44, or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 520311.