Relocation for Exmouth town centre Post Office?

PUBLISHED: 15:53 20 September 2016

The Post Office in Weston will undergo a refurbishment.

The Post Office in Weston will undergo a refurbishment.

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The Post Office has released details of a proposal to move Exmouth’s Magnolia Centre branch into WH Smith, a stone’s throw away.

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The Post Office has announced a proposal to relocate the town’s current main Magnolia Centre branch to the nearby WH Smith store.

A six-week consultation starts tomorrow, Wednesday, inviting customers and residents to comment on the proposed move, some 65 meters from its current Chapel Street site.

The existing Exmouth branch team would also move to the new site and continue to be employed by the Post office.

Subject to consultation, the new Post Office branch will have five serving positions, a mixture of one screened and four open-plan counters plus two self-service kiosks.

Roger Gale, general manager of the Post Office Crown Network, said the move would help sustain the service for the future.

He said: “Our customers will be offered the same range of services in a new dedicated Post Office area within the WHSmith store.

“Our collaboration with WHSmith helps secure the long-term viability of services for local customers.

“We are committed to keeping our services on the high street which we know is hugely important to people. This proposal means we can continue to do that, into the future.

He added: “We are making sure we take the right course of action to sustain services for years to come. We must adapt to the changing needs of our customers, who want a convenient and flexible choice of when and how they do business with us – whether that is face to face, on the web or through new initiatives such as self-service kiosks.”

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