Post office finds new venue in Doncaster village store

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A DONCASTER village may be getting its sub-post office back, five months after losing it.

The Post Office has announced a trial of a new style of service based within a convenience store in Warmsworth, which will mean longer opening hours, if a public consultation exercise gives it the go-ahead in July.

The new service at No 1 Super Convenience Store is only 150 yards on the other side of Mill Lane from the previous branch, which closed temporarily in February due to the resignation of the sub-postmaster and the withdrawal of premises for a post office.

Post Office spokeswoman Allison Wallace said: “Post Office Ltd are very pleased to announce our plans to trial a new style of post office service at No 1 Super Convenience Store.

“Post Office Local is a new concept for delivering services. The service will operate from a newly formatted open plan counter that will offer a range of key products and services alongside retail transactions.

“No 1 Super Convenience Store offers a large selection of convenience products and post office customers will benefit from the extensive opening hours provided by our operator, including Saturday afternoon and Sunday opening, and longer opening times throughout the week.”

Customers will be able to carry out a wide range of transactions including automated banking, bill and budget payments, Post Office card accounts, postal orders and postage, and sending national and international letters, packets and parcels.

A public consultation period will run until June 20, during which time Ms Wallace said the Post Office will welcome feedback on the idea before a final decision is taken.

Submissions can be made by writing to Post Office Ltd, c/o National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford, WD18 8ZW, emailing consultation@postoffice.co.uk, or calling the Customer Helpline on 08457 223 344 or by textphone 08457 223 355.

The proposed opening times would be 6am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 6am to 8pm on Sundays.