Post office to open for longer
Branch also set to trade on Sundays
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.