Corby Post Office to be based in budget food shop

Corby's new Post Office could be based inside Heron Foods in Corporation Street NNL-160722-162330001
Corby's new Post Office could be based inside Heron Foods in Corporation Street NNL-160722-162330001

An unusual location has been proposed for Corby’s new town centre Post Office.

The Post Office says it wants to open a new branch in Heron Foods at Corporation Street.

Heron Foods, Corby, could be the new location for the town's main Post Office NNL-160722-162519001

Heron Foods, Corby, could be the new location for the town's main Post Office NNL-160722-162519001

The town has not had a main Post Office for six months since the previous one shut at the Co-Op store in Alexandra Road.

A previous proposal to open one at New Post Office Square was rejected.

It is proposed that the branch will be open for 66 hours each week.

It would be provide all the main Post Office services and would have four serving positions including one with a full screen, two open-plan counters and a serving point at the retail counter.

The former Co-Op, where the Post Office was based

The former Co-Op, where the Post Office was based

Opening hours would be from 8am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

Sarah Cottrell, Regional Network Manager said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Corby. We hope this current proposal to re-open Corby Post Office at an existing store will be successful and that services can be quickly restored.”

“The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation. During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal.”

The consultation will close on September 9. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.