Consultation launched over plans to relocate Post Office

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SHEFFIELD’S main Post Office branch is set to move from Castle House.

A six-week consultation has been launched into the proposals to relocate to the Wilkinson’s store on nearby Haymarket.

Martin Rouse, Post Office regional manager, said: “We understand how important Post Office services are to people in Sheffield and we want to make it easier for customers to do business with us through opening a new open- plan branch offering longer opening hours.

“We are confident this new Post Office will meet the needs of customers in the area and help us to secure services for the future.”

The Post Office said its new branch will be modern, whereas the existing site is ‘difficult to access and in need of updating’.

The proposed new branch would include two self-service terminals and a private consultation room for people wanting to discuss the Post Office’s financial services.

A Post Office spokesman added: “The proposed new branch is part of the Post Office’s drive to modernise its network in order to ensure its long term viability and in turn maintain easy access to Post Office services for customers in the future.

“The Post Office plans to make its large Crown branches profitable by 2015 and ensure customers will benefit from modernised branches that meet their needs.

“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 March 21.

■ Comments can be made during the consultation process by emailing comments@postoffice.co.uk or writing to Freepost Your Comments, Post Office Ltd.

Otherwise call the customer helpline 08457 22 33 44 or textphone 08457 22 33 55.