January 19, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea Post Office and store opens today after £70k upgrade

Burnham-On-Sea's new-look Post Office opened on Thursday (January 19th) as it became a new main branch with longer opening hours and a brand new convenience store.

The new-look branch in Burnham's Victoria Street now offers a wide range of extra post office services and has extended opening times.

"These are exciting changes for the post office - it's been a significant upgrade that's cost over £70,000 - and it's great to see Burnham-On-Sea getting a main branch," said manager Malav Desai.

"Alongside the post office is a new convenience store within the building - which is a franchise of Select Convenience - offering a full range of food, drink and convenience products plus National Lottery tickets."

The new-look Burnham-On-Sea Post Office opening times will stay the same on weekdays, remaining 9am-5.30pm, but 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.

He added that the store has also applied for an alcohol license and hopes to sell alcohol soon.

Today's opening at 1pm comes after a two-week closure for a major re-fit and upgrade.

Sue Whittall, Post Office Area Manager, said: "The changes 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 hours."

"The changes in Burnham have resulted in a newly refurbished branch, providing a modern open plan environment for customers, the same products and services, and longer opening hours."

"There are now five serving positions - 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 services."

Pictured: Managers Malav and Binal Desai in the upgraded post office


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