The Post Office is proposing to move Limehurst Square Post Office from its current location to create a modern open-plan branch with longer opening hours.
The proposed new location for the branch is Bargain Booze, 11 Limehurst Square, Northampton, NN5 6LP, approximately 50 metres from its current
site at Limehurst Road, Northampton. The move would be with the current Subpostmaster’s agreement.
Should the move go ahead, the branch would open Monday to Thursday: 7am to 9pm Friday and Saturday; 7am to 10pm; Sunday: 8am to 9pm. This would be
an extra 49.5 hours a week including all day Sunday and Saturday afternoons.
There would also be no more lunchtime closing and the branch would open significantly earlier and close much later every day.
The proposed move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business.
Will Russell, a Post Office regional network manager, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Limehurst
Square and we are confident this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.
“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
Nationwide the investment programme will see up to 8,000 branches modernised with additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.
The consultation will close on May 15 2014. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to email@example.com, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their views online through a quick questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 107907.
The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches.