Post office to move less than a mile away
- Credit: Ian Burt
A new modern main-style post office branch with longer opening hours will soon be opening in South Wootton, near King's Lynn.
The current post office in Nursery Lane, South Wootton, will be closing on a date to be announced. It will be relocating to Talking Heads in Priory Court, St Augustine's Way, South Wootton and the move will allow the current postmaster Peter Lee to retire.
The new post office will be open on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday from 9am-5.30pm, on Wednesday from 9am to 7.30pm, and on Thursday and Friday from 9am to 6.30pm.
The move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network. Will Russell, regional network manager, said: 'We understand how important having a post office is to residents in the South Wootton area and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of the community and secure services for the future.'
A spokesman for Post Office Ltd said feedback during the public consultation was mainly in support of the move, with customers welcoming the convenient and central location, better parking and more spacious premises that would be available following the change.
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The news has been welcomed by North-west Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham, who said: 'This really is superb news for the community and, furthermore, Talking Heads is in a good central location with plenty of car parking spaces.
'I would like to thank the Post Office for carrying out a second consultation on this and for listening to the views of the people.'
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The new post office will have a level access through a wide door at the entrance. Post Office Ltd ran an earlier public consultation to relocate the post office to Grange Stores in Dawnay Avenue, South Wootton, but the decision was turned down due to concerns about it being too far away.
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