Cross­ing query as post of­fice moves

Prom­ise to tackle traf­fic is­sues for cus­tomers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Approach At Primary -

A post of­fice in Ash­ford will re­ceive a makeover when it re­lo­cates.

North Willes­bor­ough Post Of­fice, in Albe­marle Road, will move half a mile away into the Cradle­bridge Premier Store, in Cradle­bridge Drive, Willes­bor­ough, in Novem­ber.

The new branch will be known as Cradle­bridge Drive Post Of­fice, and will be open an ad­di­tional 42 hours a week, in­clud­ing all day Sun­day.

It will open as a ‘lo­cal’ style branch, and prod­ucts will be avail­able from a low-screened till at the shop counter in­stead of from a sep­a­rate screened counter.

The move was prompted af­ter the post­mas­ter’s res­ig­na­tion and the planned with­drawal of the premises in Albe­marle Road from Post Of­fice use.

Dur­ing the con­sul­ta­tion about the move, some con­cerns were raised re­gard­ing traf­fic is­sues on the walk be­tween the branch and the new one.

The Post Of­fice says, how­ever, that it is con­sult­ing Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil and Highways Eng­land to see if a pedes­trian con­trolled cross­ing could be pro­vided on the route.

Re­gional man­ager Ju­lia Mar­wood said: “We un­der­stand how im­por­tant hav­ing a post of­fice is to res­i­dents in North Willes­bor­ough and we are con­fi­dent this new, mod­ern post of­fice ser­vice will meet the needs of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and se­cure ser­vices for the fu­ture.” The Albe­marle Road branch will close on Tues- day, Novem­ber 3 at 1pm, and the new store will open on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 4 at 1pm.

Ser­vices will be pro­vided through­out the shop’s open­ing hours, which are Mon­day to Satur­day 7am-8pm and Sun­day 8am to 6pm.

The post of­fice is to trans­fer from Albe­marle Road, above, to Cradle­bridge Drive, Willes­bor­ough

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