A new year means new branches for the Post Office, with new locations being reopened across the country, taking the place of previously closed branches. The new branches help us keep our promise of branch access to almost everyone within less than a mile and ensure we are the most convenient local option for our customers for mails, banking services and many other products.
Crayford Post Office reopened at Crayford Library in December following another public consultation. A new operator was appointed, incorporating Post Office services into Crayford Library, approximately 200 metres from the closed branch and providing extended opening hours.
Our Epsom branch is due to open later this month/early next month on Epsom High Street. The branch had closed a year ago for operational reasons. An MP will visit the branch to cut the ribbon the following day. This provides a permanent new High Street location at the centre of Epsom’s shopping centre. The new opening hours offer an extra 11 hours a week of Post Office service.
This month, Christchurch Post Office is re-opening too. Sarah Cottrell, Network Operations Area Manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to restore Post Office services to the centre of Christchurch. This will make it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents. In order to restore a Post Office service to our customers as quickly as possible, the new branch will open during public consultation on Tuesday 30 January 2018 but views will still be welcome''.
It is an exciting time in the network with more branches continuing to open in 2018, some replacing old branches and others making use of strategic locations that haven't had a Post Office before.
Look out for a new Post Office near you!