Sheffield Fir Vale post office to move into supermarket
Fir Vale Post Office will relocate to Usman’s Supermarket following a public consultation.
The branch at 1-3 Page Hall Road, Sheffield will be renamed Page Hall and Post Office services will then be provided from an open-plan counter alongside the retail counter.
The new opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am to 11pm, and Sunday, 7am to 10pm.
This will be significantly longer than the current opening hours for the convenience of customers.
Fir Vale Post Office will close on Wednesday, October 14 at 4pm and the new branch at Usman’s Supermarket will open the following day at 1pm.
During the brief relocation period, Post Office services can be found at Norwood Post Office, 409 Herries Road.
Post Office regional change manager, Hayley Brown, said: “After careful consideration of the feedback received, we remain confident that the layout and location of the new branch will continue to meet customer needs and deliver an excellent service, whilst securing the long-term viability of Post Office services in the local community.”
With more than 11,500 branches, the Post Office network is the biggest retail network in the UK, with more branches than all the banks and building societies combined.
Currently, 97% of Post Office branches are run with retail partners on an agency or franchise basis.
The branches offer the UK’s largest fee free cash withdrawal network through the branches and more than 2,000 cash machines, says the Post Office, as well as 170 different products and services.
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