Post of­fice to open for longer

Branch also set to trade on Sun­days

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­

A POST of­fice has been given the stamp of ap­proval to open an ex­tra 28 hours a week - in­clud­ing on a Sun­day.

The Post Of­fice will open a newly mod­ernised branch in Wy­combe Road, Prest­wood, on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 22 at 1pm.

The ser­vice will be pro­vided from two mod­ern coun­ters. There will a main screened counter open Mon­day to Satur­day from 9am to 5.30pm.

There is also an open­plan post of­fice serv­ing point at the re­tail counter, of­fer­ing se­lected ser­vices Mon­day and Thurs­day from 6.30am to 6pm, Tues­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day from 6.30am to 7pm and Sun­day 7am to 1pm. This is an ex­tra 28 hours a week, in­clud­ing Sun­day morn­ing and Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The branch will open sig­nif­i­cantly ear­lier and close much later, mak­ing it more con­ve­nient for cus­tomers to visit.

The Prest­wood branch needs to close for re­fur­bish­ment at 5.30pm on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 6.

Al­ter­na­tive branches in­clude Great Mis­senden Post Of­fice, in 34 High Street, Great Mis­senden and Cry­ers Hill Post Of­fice, in Cry­ers Hill Road, High Wy­combe.

The Prest­wood branch will still of­fer a wide range of post of­fice ser­vices in­clud­ing Post Of­fice card ac­count cash with­drawals, send­ing funds abroad us­ing Moneygram, pay­ing bills, buy­ing hol­i­day money, car tax re­newal, in­sur­ance, mort­gages, sav­ings and top­ping up mo­bile phones.

Cus­tomers can ac­cess a wide range of post of­fice and mail ser­vices, in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional parcels, spe­cial de­liv­ery, lo­cal col­lect and home shop­ping re­turns.

Post Of­fice area man­ager Kevin Shep­herd said: “We know how im­por­tant Post Of­fice ser­vices are to res­i­dents in Prest­wood. We are con­fi­dent this vi­brant mod­ern post of­fice, at the heart of the com­mu­nity, will be pop­u­lar. The mod­erni­sa­tion is part of a ma­jor gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment pro­gramme.”

The move is part of a mod­erni­sa­tion pro­gramme across the Post Of­fice net­work, de­signed to make it eas­ier for cus­tomers to do busi­ness, through longer open­ing hours and mod­ern open plan en­vi­ron­ments.

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