Post Office to become main branch with longer hours
Post Office is set to be refurbished in the New Year as it becomes
a new main branch with longer opening hours, it has been announced
premises in Burnham's Victoria Street will temporarily close for
refurbishment on 7th January before re-opening on Thursday 19th
new-look branch will offer a wide range of post office services
with extended opening times.
Whittall, Post Office Area Manager, said: "The chnages are
underpinned by Government investment and will see up to 8,000 branches
modernised and additional investment in over 3,000 community and
outreach branches. Our aim is to create a more modern and convenient
retail experience for customers that will include longer opening
changes in Burnham will result in a newly refurbished branch providing
a modern open plan environment for customers, the same products
and services, and longer opening hours."
will be five serving positions. These will be a mixture of two screened,
two open plan and a Post Office serving point for use at the retail
counter, which is available during shop opening hours offering selected
new-look Burnham-On-Sea Post Office opening times will stay the
same on weekdays, remaining 9am-5.30pm. Saturday opening will be
extended from 9am-12.30pm to 9am-5.30pm. There will also be a Post
Office service at a retail counter offering selected services from
8am-8pm Monday to Saturday and on Sundays from 8am-6pm as part of
the new convenience store.
MP James Heappey welcomed the news last night, telling Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Post Offices network transformation has threatened
a number of post offices around the Wells constituency but in Burnham-On-Sea,
this transformation is clearly very positive."
Towns branch will remain on its current site, continue to
be operated by the existing Postmaster, and offer the full range
of Post Office services."
will do so from a more modern shop layout and over longer hours.
The 8am to 8pm opening hours will be particularly welcome for those
who are working or unable to get to the Town Centre during the working
branch will temporarily close for the work on Saturday 7th January
2017 at 12.30pm and re-open on Thursday 19th January 2017 at 1pm.
Customers can use the nearby branch in Highbridge during the closure.
on the changes can be directed to the Post Office at email@example.com
or by phone on 03457 22 33 44.