Post Office set to reintroduce its services through a newsagent

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THE Post Office plans to reintroduce a service into Greetland.

It is consulting with residents and wants a new-style branch at the Paper Shop, West Vale.

Upper Greetland Post Office, Cross Hill, shut at the end of August.

Customers have since had to travel to Barkisland, Holywell Green, Elland, or Halifax to access services.

As part of Post Office Ltd’s plans to modernise the network and extend opening hours it proposes to move the branch approximately 880 yards to The Paper Shop at Stainland Road.

It said customers would also benefit from improved access and a more modern retail environment.

Post Office Field Change Adviser, Alison Wallace, said Post Office Ltd wa pleased to announce it planned to restore service in Greetland.

And, customers would be able to access a wide range of Post Office products and services from an open-plan counter alongside the retail till.

Services include automated banking services, bill and budget payment schemes, Post Office card account, postal orders as well as postage for inland letters and packets (including Signed For and Special Delivery), inland parcels, international letters and packets.

There are currently over a hundred Post Offices operating on this basis around the UK.

During the public consultation period Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback from customers before a final decision is taken on the proposal. The consultation period closes on March 16, 2012.

Submissions can be made to Post Office Ltd, c/o National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford WD18 8ZW, via email to consultation@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.