Westbury-on-Trym Post Office confirmed move to news shop
by Keri Beckingham
THE new location for Westbury-on-Trym Post Office has been announced, along with its opening hours.
It will be a new-style local branch with significantly longer opening hours, and will be relocating from the High Street to Canford News, 27 Canford Lane, BS9 3DQ on Monday December 7 at 1pm.
The move follows a public consultation which closed on 14 July, where customers and interested parties were invited to give their comments on the move and share feedback about accessibility, local community issues and anything that the Post Office could do to make life easier for customers.
Opening hours for the new branch will be Monday to Saturday: 8am- 7pm and a newly added Sunday service from 8.30am - 1.30pm, resulting in an extra 21 hours and 30 minutes of Post Office service a week for local residents.
The branch will also open earlier and close much later every day, making Westbury-on-Trym Post Office more convenient for customers to visit.
Post Office services will be provided from two open-plan counters alongside the retail counter of the convenience store. There will be the continuation of a range of Post Office services, including standard postal services, home shopping returns, personal and business banking cash withdrawals, bill payments and car tax.
The branch at High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3EE will close on Saturday 5 December at 12.30pm. During the relocation alternative branches include:
Henleaze Post Office, 152 Henleaze Road, Henleaze, BS9 4NB ; Greystoke Avenue Post Office, 12 Arnside Road, BS10 6AT
Sarah Cottrell, regional change manager, said: “We are confident that the layout and location of the new branch will continue to meet customer needs and deliver an excellent service, whilst securing the long-term viability of Post Office services in the local community.”
The new location is approximately 250 metres from the existing branch. Currently there is a step at the entrance to the new premises, however access will be made level at the entrance. Internally, there will be a hearing loop and space for a wheelchair, and time restricted roadside parking is available nearby.