A NEW post office is to open at Lymm – just two doors from the one which closed in November last year.
The new branch will be in the existing Laura’s Choice shop, in The Cross, which is changing ownership.
It will be open from 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays – offering more than 48 hours of Post Office service every week
It is understood the shop will continue to sell greetings cards and chocolates as at present.
The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation. In order to restore a Post Office service as soon as possible, the new branch is scheduled to open on Friday November 10 at 1pm. This does not affect the consultation period.
Lesley McNally, 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 local community will meet customer needs.”
During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered. The consultation will close on November 28. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 23643499.
Warrington South MP Faisal Rashid welcomed the news.
He said: “I am delighted to hear that Lymm residents will finally have a new Post Office in the village. This is great news.
“I know from the many conversations I have had with residents and businesses in Lymm that the lack of a Post Office or bank has been a major concern. The loss of the Post Office and bank has been a real barrier for people trying to access the services, particularly for older people unable to drive.”