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Beckfield Lane Post Office in Acomb to Move


11:56am 13th June 2014

Beckfield Lane Post Office is on the move to new premises where it will open as a new ‘local’ style branch with longer opening hours for customers.

The new branch at Premier Stores, 137 Beckfield Lane, Acomb, York, YO26 5PW will be located 100 metres from its current site at 147 Beckfield Lane, Acomb, York, YO26 5PJ

Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services and the new Beckfield Lane Post Office will offer Post Office services from two open-plan tills at the retail counter throughout shop opening hours.

Post Office customers will benefit from opening hours being extended to 91 hours a week as the new branch will be open 08:00–21:00 Monday to Sunday.

Beckfield Lane Post Office will close for refurbishment at 17:30 on Friday 27 June with the new branch scheduled to open at 13:00 on Saturday 28June. Nearby branches will be happy to look after customers’ needs during the closure including:

  • York Road Post Office, 12 Regents Buildings, York Road, York, YO26 4LT                      

The move is part of major 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.

Post Office Regional Network Manager for Central England Adrian Wales said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Acomb and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

He added: “This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

Under the current Parliament the Government has committed £1.34bn for the Post Office network to make sure there is no programme of Post Office closures and to update branches; in November the Government announced a further £640m investment in the Post Office network, from 2015 to 2018.

Nationwide the investment programme will see up to 8,000 branches modernised with additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.

The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches. It is also one of the fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephony services.

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