Residents in Bramley can have their say on proposals to move a local post office as part of national plans to modernise the national network of branches.
Post Office chiefs are aiming to move the Whitecote Post Office on Leeds and Bradford Road to the Ganners Convenience Store on Ganners Hill and create a new ‘local-style’ branch.
The move will mean:
- Post Office services will be offered from a till on the retail counter in a modern open plan branch
- Longer opening hours of half an hour a day
- The majority of Post Office products and services will still be available
In a letter sent by Post Office bosses explaining the changes, they say there will be no significant changes to the service:
“This change is part of a major programme of modernisation taking place across the Post Office network, the largest in the history of Post Office Ltd.
“The programme is underpinned by Government investment and will see up to 8,000 branches modernised and additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.”
A six-week consultation asking for local residents’ views has now started on the proposals, with forms available at the affected branch. The consultation will ask for views on the location and accessibility of the new branch.
You can also have a say in the online consultation here.