Consulation opens on mobile post office services

Additional stops being added to mobile post services in west Norfolk

Additional stops being added to mobile post services in west Norfolk - Credit: Archant

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.


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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.'

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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.

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