Corby Post office plan hits the skids

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Corby isn’t getting a new Post Office any time soon.

The town has been without a main Post Office since the last one, housed in the Co-op in Alexandra Road, shut in January.

Corby's former Post Office shut in January

Corby's former Post Office shut in January

Post Office bosses had been consulting members of the public about a new venue at unit 15 in New Post Office Square.

But the consultation has ended and that plan has now been shelved for unknown reasons.

Bosses have said they are looking at ‘alternative ways of providing Post Office services’.

Corby is believed to be the largest town in the country without a main post office and since the branch closed, local people have been using those in the Old Village and in Studfall Avenue.

Zoe Hibberd, Post Office Field Change Advisor, said: “During public consultation we received a number of comments from customers and local representatives mainly in support of our proposal. We are regrettably not able to restore Post Office services to the area as planned.

“We are committed to restoring a Post Office service in Corby.”

Any new proposal to re-open the branch at a new location will be subject to six week consultation.

Town Centre manager Dan Pickard said he believed a town the size of Corby should have a main post office.

He said: “We’re extremely disappointed that the Post Office is not going ahead with the proposal.

“Everybody that I’ve spoken to was in favour of it and a lot of people miss having the service in the town.

“Our door is always open if the Post Office wishes to reconsider.”