Deadline looms for Post Office

Battle people have until January 26 to make their feelings known about plans to relocate the Post Office from the Abbey Green to Jempsons supermarket.

The Post Office has launched a public consultation period and are inviting views on the proposals up to January 26 2015.

They have promised that a re-located service would be able to offer longer counter opening times and improved modern facilities.

Will Russell, Regional Network Manager said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Battle and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“The new Battle Post Office would have four modern serving positions including two open plan, one screened and a Post Office serving point - a new concept for delivering Post Office services with selected Post Office products and services available alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours Monday to Saturday 7am – 9pm.

“This would offer customers an extra 38 hours of Post Office services every week including Saturday afternoon and significantly earlier opening and much later closing every day, making it far more convenient to visit.

The move would be with the current Postmaster’s agreement and if approved could happen by April.

Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.