Search

Consulation opens on mobile post office services

PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 October 2015

Additional stops being added to mobile post services in west Norfolk

Additional stops being added to mobile post services in west Norfolk

Williams Photo Agency 07973 747765

The Post Office is looking to restore its services in three west Norfolk villages by introducing extra stops on its mobile van route - but the move would mean reduced services for some areas.

Members of the public have been invited to comment on the company’s proposals to introduce its mobile van services in Walton Highway, Magdalen and Marham.

But there will be cuts elsewhere for the Upwell mobile service to accommodate the changes. For some villages, the van’s opening hours will be reduced by more than half.

Villages affected include Wimbotsham, Wereham, Nordelph, Welney, Christchurch, Beachamwell, Marshland St James, Southery, St Johns Fen End and Fincham.

Southery is the only stop where hours could increase slightly, but the van will visit four days a week instead of the current five.

Julia Marwood from the Post Office said: “We monitor the number of customers using Post Office services.

“Based on our findings we are confident our proposed changes will meet customer demand.”

She added: “Our priority is always to safeguard Post office services to rural communities so it is important the service is viable for our Postmaster who operates it on our behalf.”

The public consultation into the proposals closes on 26 November.

To participate, write to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd or email comments@postoffice.co.uk. Also contact the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press