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Views sought over Post Office move

PUBLISHED: 17:30 02 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 23 August 2010

A SIX-week public consultation has been launched on a proposal to relocate a Post Office that has been temporarily closed for almost a year. Post Office Ltd announced the consultation last Thursday for its plans to reopen and relocate the Perry Street br

A SIX-week public consultation has been launched on a proposal to relocate a Post Office that has been temporarily closed for almost a year.

Post Office Ltd announced the consultation last Thursday for its plans to reopen and relocate the Perry Street branch to Old Road West, 25 yards away from its previous location.

The branch in Perry Street closed in November after the subpostmasters Ray and Linda Lewis, also owners of Baldwin and Son, retired, closing the shop and the Post Office.

Post Office plan to reopen the branch at 178 Old Road West, and they say customers will benefit from a brand new modern purpose built serving counter, a low level writing shelf and a hearing loop.

A Post Office spokesperson said: "Our priority is to safeguard Post Office services to the local community in the longer term and the relocation and reopening of Perry Street Post Office allows us to restore access Post Office services in this area."

The consultation closes on October 1. Comments should be made to Post Office Limited, National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford, WD18 8ZW. Alternatively email consultation@postoffice.co.uk or contact 08457 223344.

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