Gainsborough: Ropery Road Post Office may be on the move

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The Post Office wants to move Ropery Road Post Office from its previous location to create a modern local-style branch with extended opening hours.

The proposed new location for the branch is 294 Ropery Road - just 100 metres from its former site at number 247.

The Post Office is inviting customers to have their say on the move in a six week public consultation.

The branch closed temporarily in May due to circumstances ‘beyond the Post Office’s control’.

The company says this move to restore the service is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

The new plans would see the post office open from 5.30am seven days a week, closing at 9pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday and 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Post Office regional network manager, Simon Drinkwater, said: “We understand how important having a post office is to residents in Ropery Road and we are confident that this new branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

“The modernisation is part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches.

It is also one of the fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephony services.

To have your say on the proposals write to the Post Office by Freepost and send to Your Comments, Post Office Ltd, email comments@postoffice.co.uk, call 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

The consultation closes on 5th November.

What do you think about the plans?

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