Longer opening hours and Sunday opening have been promised in proposals to relocate Robertsbridge Post Office from the High Street to Station Road.
The Post Office is currently in the consulting phase of proposals which will see the branch move into Robertsbridge Village Stores.
They say opening hours will be extended by 61 hours a week in a modern open-plan retail environment. And they have promised access to Post Office services seven days a week.
Post Office Local is a new concept for delivering Post Office products and services from an open plan till at the shop counter instead of from a separate screened counter. This would be available during shop opening hours Monday to Saturday: 7am – 9pm; Sunday: 7am – 7pm.
This offers customers an extra 61 hours of Post Office services every week, including all day Sunday and Saturday afternoon.
The branch would also open significantly earlier and close much later every day. It would also mark an end to lunchtime closing.
Will Russell, Regional Manager said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Robertsbridge and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.
“The modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the proposals before a final decision is taken on this proposal.
The consultation will close on 2 December 2014.
Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.