The Post Office in New Duston is to move to the Londis Stores on Harlestone Road.
During the consultation on the move the Post Office received a number of comments from customers and local representatives with the main feedback being about concerns over parking at the proposed location and the availability of space inside the store.There were also comments in support of the move.
The Post Office has reviewed parking and said that there is roadside parking outside the store and further along Harlestone Road with additional parking available close by and said that is is “satisfied there
is adequate car parking in the vicinity of the proposed new branch.”
New Duston will be a modern open-plan local branch with Post Office services provided from two open-plan tills at the shop counter instead of from separate screened counters.
Services will be provided throughout shop opening hours Monday – Saturday: 6am – 7pm; Sunday: 7am – 1pm. This is an extra 38 hours a week of Post Office service including Sunday morning and Saturday afternoon. The branch would open significantly earlier and close later every day for customer convenience.
The relocation, with the current Postmaster’s agreement, is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network.
Inside Londis, the new branch will be built in line with Post Office specifications, to ensure sufficient space for the new style local Post Office to operate alongside the retail offer.
Regional manager Will Russell said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in this area of Northampton and we are confident that 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.”