Boost to Post Office hours in branch move proposal

Fitzwilliam post office
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FITZWILLIAM Post Office could be moved to a new location with extended opening hours.

The Post Office has revealed plans to move from its current location, Somerset House on Wakefield Road, to a new, modern branch two minutes’ walk away on the same road.

A six-week public consultation has been launched on the proposal, which could see the new Post Office open at the former Village Store.

It would open an extra 68.5 hours a week and include Saturday afternoon, all day Sunday, plus earlier opening hours and closing times every day.

Post Office regional network manager for Central England, Adrian Wales, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Fitzwilliam and we are confident that this new modern branch will make it easier for our customers to do business with us and also secure services for the future. The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

The suggested opening hours are Monday to Friday 6am to 9pm, Saturday 7am to 9.30pm and 7.30am to 9.30pm on Sundays.

The consultation will close February 19.

Comments can be submitted by Freepost to Your Comments, Post Office Ltd, emailed to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 8457 22 33 55.