Exmouth post office move to go ahead

PUBLISHED: 12:30 12 January 2017

Exmouth's Crown Post Office in the Magnolia Centre, which is set to close.

Exmouth's Crown Post Office in the Magnolia Centre, which is set to close.

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Exmouth’s main post office will move into a nearby shop next month, it has been confirmed.

The post office says that following a six-week consultation, it has decided to go ahead with the plan, which would see the current facility in the Magnolia Centre closed, and services relocated into the WH Smith store, also in the Magnolia Centre, around 65 metres away.

The post office says the new branch will continue to provide the same range of services to customers, and will be run by the existing branch team.

Roger Gale, general manager for Post Office Ltd’s Crown branch network, said that the change would help to ensure the branch was ‘commercially viable’ for the future, protecting services.

He said: “Our customers’ needs continue to change and we are responding to that, taking the right action to sustain our services for years to come.

“We are committed to remaining on high streets and at the heart of communities and we are making changes right across our network to enable us to do so.”

The last day of service at the current branch will be on February 15, with the new branch opening the following day, February 16.

The new branch will have six counter positions and two self-service kiosks, and the post office hopes to also offer a cash machine, pending a successful planning application.

The new store will be open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, except for a 9.30am opening on Tuesdays, and from 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday.


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