Post Office Ltd is introducing a brand new Mobile Post Office service for 12 rural communities in Essex, Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk.
The new service will be provided by the operators of Finchingfield Post Office in North West Essex. This is due to start the week commencing 2 November.
The travelling Post Office is aboard a specifically designed vehicle. It is a tried and tested way to provide Post Office service to rural communities.
The Finchingfield Mobile Post Office service will restore Post Office services to the communities of Ashdon, Carver Barracks, Widdington, Great Sampford, Thurlow, Cavendish, Helions Bumpstead, Castle Camps, West Wickham and Weston Colville.
This will also restore Post Office services to the community of Kedington with the introduction of a temporary Mobile service whilst we continue to seek a permanent solution.
Additionally, we will introduce a new Mobile Service to the local community of Cornish Hall End.
The vehicle will visit at set times each week. On a Tuesday the communities of Ashdon, Carver Barracks, Widdington and Great Sampford will be visited. Please see the Notes to Editors section for the details of the stops and the times.
On a Wednesday Thurlow, Kedington, Cavendish and Cornish Hall End will be visited.
The communities of Helions Bumpstead, Castle Camps, West Wickham and Weston Colville will be visited on a Thursday.
Wendy Hamilton, Post Office Change Manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to restore Post Office service to so many rural communities with the introduction of this brand-new Mobile Post Office service.”
n order to restore Post Office service as soon as possible are introducing these Mobile Post Office service, however we would welcome feedback on the locations, proposed day and time.
The consultation will close on 5 November 2020. Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 149114.
Submissions can also be made via email to email@example.com, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.
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Notes to editors
With over 11,500 branches, the Post Office network is the biggest retail network in the UK, with more branches than all the banks and building societies combined. 97% of Post Office branches are run with retail partners on an agency or franchise basis.
The Post Office provides services central to peoples’ everyday lives; 99.7% of the population lives within 3 miles of a Post Office.
We offer the UK’s largest fee free cash withdrawal network through our 11,500 branches and over 2,000 cash machines and 99 per cent of UK bank customers can access their accounts at the Post Office.
We sell 170 different products and services spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards; Government services; telephony; foreign currency; travel insurance and mail services.
Post Offices branches remain highly valued and trusted, and are the focal point of many communities. For more information; visit www.postoffice.co.uk and to find out about a Post Office business opportunities; visit www.runapostoffice.co.uk
Details of a Mobile service at West Wickham:
West Wickham Mobile Service
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