Staple Hill Post Office is getting a makeover
Published on: 12 Aug 2015
LONGER opening hours will mean people in Staple Hill can visit the Post Office until 8pm.
The Post Office and convenience store, at 119 High Street, will close on October 1 for refurbishment work. It will reopen on October 12 with longer opening hours.
Currently the branch is open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm and Saturday 9am-12.30pm.
But when the revamped shop opens its doors, the shop will be open seven days a week Monday to Sunday 8am-8pm, an extra 38 hours a week.
The non-post office side of the business, which includes groceries, will be expanded and improved.
There will be a new postmaster but it is currently unclear when they will take over.
Alan Ridoutt, Post Office area manager, said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.
“We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future. The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”