Post Office proposing to move Amble Harbour branch into nearby supermarket

The Post Office is proposing to relocate an Amble branch.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 7:00 am

It is planning to move its Harbour Post Office on Percy Street into the Nisa store on nearby Newburgh Street.

It would operate as a local style branch with Post Office services provided from a Post Office counter alongside the retail counter.

Kenny Lamont, Post Office network provision manager, said: “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.”

The Harbour Post Office on Percy Street, Amble.

It would offer 69 hours of Post Office services, seven days per week. Opening hours would be Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm; Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 4pm.

The proposal, being made with the current postmaster’s agreement, would provide an extra 46 hours of Post Office services per week.

The proposed new Post Office would be open all-day Friday and Sunday, plus Saturday afternoon and would also mark an end to lunchtime closing.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a public consultation and is looking for feedback about accessibility, local community issues and anything that it can do to make life easier for its customers.

The consultation will close on March 12, 2021.

Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 189328.

Submissions can also be made via email to [email protected], by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

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