HAVE YOUR SAY on plans to transform Sydenham post office into franchised shared shop space
PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 11 April 2017
The change would bring longer opening hours
Residents around Sydenham are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to their local post office.
Under plans, the Sydenham Road branch could completely refurbished to become a retailer, with a post office service.
A spokesperson from the Post Office said: “It would operate from dedicated, open-plan area and there would also be a Post Office serving point at the retail till. Opening hours would be extended to include Saturday afternoons.”
The new branch would be run on a franchise basis by ZCO Ltd, who run a number of other post offices across the country.
A six-week consultation on proposals gets underway tomorrow (Wednesday, April 12)
Roger Gale, Post Office sales and trade marketing director, said “The Post Office is committed to keeping our services on high streets which we know is hugely important to people. This proposal means we can continue to do that, into the future,” he said,
“We are making sure we take the right action to sustain services for years to come.”
Subject to consultation, the new Sydenham Post Office branch will have five serving positions in total and offer the same services as now, with the exception of the Biometric Enrolment Service for the Home Office. Opening hours would 9am to 5.30pm.
Customers can provide views during the consultation by visiting postofficeviews.co.uk, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 03457 22 33 44 (Textphone 03457 22 33 55) or via freepost.
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