Get your say on the post office in a shop

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RESIDENTS are being asked to take part in public consultation on moving Mixenden Post Office into a convenience store in Clough Lane.

They will also be consulting on plans to turn it into a Post Office Local.

The previous subpostmaster retired so an alternative site needed to be found.

A new sub-postmaster has now been appointed.

They have decided to trial a Post Office Local in the shop at number 24 and are testing the water with the public.

Post Office spokesperson Alison Wallace said: “The establishment of a Post Office local service presents the best possible solution to allow us to maintain Post Office services to our customers in this area.

“Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services from the premises of an established outlet. Customers will benefit from a newly formatted open-plan counter that will offer a range of key Post Office products and services.”

The new shop will include extended opening hours from 7am to 9pm on Monday to Saturday and 8am to 9pm on Sunday.

Services will include automated banking, bill and budget payment schemes, Post Office card account, postal orders and postage.

They will trial the service for the next 12 months.

“During this time Post Office Ltd will be carefully monitoring the situation to make sure this meets the needs of the local community and would provide a commercially viable alternative to the way our services are currently offered.

“The trial is, to a great extent, reliant on customers using this Post Office on a regular basis and we will be reviewing the situation over the coming months.”

The consultation will close on November 15 and they want feedback, including thoughts on the post office location.

Submissions can be made to Post Office, c/o National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford, WD18 8ZW.