Consultation starts on potential Eye Post Office move

Eye, Suffolk. Eye Post Office which has closed ANL-140406-123954001
Eye, Suffolk. Eye Post Office which has closed ANL-140406-123954001

A consultation has begun after the Post Office announced its intention to move the current Eye branch into a shop.

The Post Office, in Broad Street, could move to Martin McColls, in Church Street, about 150 metres away.

It would mean it would have extended opening hours, open from 6am-10pm from Monday to Saturday, and 7am-10pm on Sundays.

The Post Office is hopeful of implementing the changes in April this year.

If the move goes ahead, it would change into one of their new ‘local style’ branches, and the majority of Post Office products and services would still be available, as well as offering improved accessibility. At the end of the consultation, a poster will be put up in the current branch to announce their final plans.

A letter sent to town residents read: “We are doing this because a temporary agent is currently running the branch.

“The means the service could close at short notice at any time. We now have a permanent Postmaster who is going to run the branch from his shop nearby.

“The change is part of a major programme of modernisation and investment taking place across the Post Office network, the largest in the history of Post Office Ltd, which will see up to 8,000 branches modernised and additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.

“The programme is underpinned by Government investment, with the Government committing £1.34bn in 2010 to maintain and modernise the Post Office network.”

The consultation opened on January 28 and will close on March 11.

To have your say, visit www.postofficeviews.co.uk, email comments@postoffice.co.uk, or call the customer helpline on 08457 223344