Sutton St James post office moving over the road

The new base for Suttton St James post office, as from next month.
The new base for Suttton St James post office, as from next month.

The Post Office is to move its Sutton St James store in Chapelgate to the convenience store over the road from its current location.

The move, scheduled for Thursday, June 23, will mean longer opening hours, seven-day opening and no early closing or lunchtime closing.

Post Office services will be delivered from an open-plan till at the convenience store’s counter during shop opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 7.30am to 7.30pm; Sunday: 8am to 4pm.

This will be an extra 45 hours and 30 minutes a week of Post Office service including all-day Sunday and Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The branch will also open significantly earlier and close much later. It will also mark an end to lunchtime closing. This will make it more convenient for customers to visit.

Will Russell, regional manager, said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents. We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, and will secure services for the future.

“During public consultation we received a small number of comments from customers and local representatives. The main feedback was in support of the move, with customers welcoming the retention of Post Office services locally and the onger opening hours.

“Other feedback commented on the availability of space within the proposed store. The new branch will be built to Post Office specification with sufficient room for customers to access the branch and to move around. Some fixtures and fittings may be removed or moved.”