Consultation over plans to move Finedon’s Post Office

The Post Office in Finedon could be moving
The Post Office in Finedon could be moving

People are being asked for their views on the relocation of Finedon’s Post Office.

The Post Office is proposing to relocate Finedon Post Office to Finedon Convenience Store at 27a Irthlingborough Road, Finedon.

We are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future

Will Russell

If the move from its current location in Wellingborough Road, Finedon, goes ahead, the branch would become a modern open-plan local branch with Post Office services provided from two tills at the shop counter.

The branch would open significantly earlier and close later every day for customer convenience.

Services would be provided throughout shop opening hours from 6am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

This would be an extra 59 hours and 30 minutes each week of Post Office services including all-day Sunday and Saturday afternoon.

The new Post Office would be a “local plus” style branch with enhanced local services, including manual banking (non-barcoded transactions), Transcash, and Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide International parcels.

Payment by cheque would still be accepted.

The proposed relocation, which is with the current Postmaster’s agreement, would be part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

Regional manager Will Russell said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Finedon and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

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 started on November 11 and will close on December 23.

If the re-location goes ahead, the changes are due to take place in February or March next year.

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 223344 or Textphone 03457 223355.

Customers can also share their views online through the questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 264226.