Post Office branch may move into village store

Wrington Amors Stores.

Wrington Amors Stores. - Credit: Archant

Opening hours at a village Post Office will be extended, if it moves premises in the near future.

Wrington Post Office.

Wrington Post Office. - Credit: Archant

The Post Office is proposing to relocate its Wrington branch, in Broad Street, to a site further along the same road, by building a new counter facility in Amors Stores.

The switch would allow for a revamped, modern, open plan-style branch, with longer opening hours, including earlier opening and slightly later closing times on Saturdays.

The Times has previously reported readers’ concerns that village life was being slowly eroded, with changes to GP services and NatWest closing its bank, both affecting Wrington in recent years.

Post Office regional manager Will Russell said the team did not underestimate the value of keeping a local branch.

He said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Wrington.

“We are confident this new modern Post Office service will be able to meet the needs of the community and secure services for the future.”

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People are being invited to give their views on the proposed move as part of a consultation period, which is due to end on September 8.

To comment, write to Your Comments at Post Office Ltd free of charge, or alternatively log on to www.postofficeviews.co.uk and use branch code 345511 to complete an online questionnaire.