Plans unveiled to move Thorne post office

Plans have been drawn up to move Thorne Post Office
Plans have been drawn up to move Thorne Post Office
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The Post Office is proposing to move Thorne Post Office from its current location to create a new style open-plan branch with significantly extended opening hours for customers.

The proposed new location for the branch is at The Green - just over 300 metres from its current site at 12 Market Place.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in an eight week public consultation.

The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

Post Office Regional Network Manager for Central England, Adrian Wales said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Thorne and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

He added: “The modernisation is part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

The new Thorne Post Office would have a mixture of two traditional screened counter positions, two open plan position and a Post Office serving point at the retail counter - a new concept for delivering Post Office services with Post Office products and services available alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours.

Opening hours at the proposed new location would be 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Sunday, offering customers an extra 19 hours a week to access Post Office products and services.

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 13 January 2014. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 22731199.