Consultation launched over moving Greenthorpe Estate Post Office

Greenthorpe Post Office, Butt Lane. Image: Google

Residents are being urged to take part in the consultation process regarding the relocation of Greenthorpe Estate Post Office, currently on Butt Lane.

A public consultation has been launched by Post Office Ltd which could see the facilities relocate to the nearby BP Petrol Station at 174 Pudsey Road.

A Post Office Ltd spokesperson confirmed a full range of services would be available at the new location and added:

“The current postmaster has resigned and the current premises will no longer be available for Post Office use, therefore we had to identify a new service provider to continue to offer Post Office services to the local community. 

“We are pleased that a retailer with nearby premises is interested in incorporating the Post Office into their business. Our priority is to safeguard our services in the locality in the longer term and the relocation of Greenthorpe Estate Post Office will enable us to maintain a Post Office service to our customers in the local community.”

They say the proposed new location would offer a modern, open-plan environment alongside the operator’s retail and also offer passport check and send and travel insurance services not offered by the current branch.

Farnley & Wortley Conservatives spokesperson Glenn Broadbent urged residents to take part in the consultation process and told West Leeds Dispatch:

“We wrote to ask for reassurances about the services available and the safety of users at the new site.”

In a letter to Mr Broadbent, the Post Office confirmed the full range of services would still be available at the new location and added: “To ensure the safety of the customers crossing the forecourt of the petrol station, the proposed postmaster would provide a marked walkway across the forecourt from the parking area to the entrance at the front of the shop.”

The consultation runs until 6 July and can be found here.


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