Meeting over Post Office move into WHSmith

People can have their say on plans to close down Wakefield Post Office and relocate it into a nearby shop.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 10th June 2016, 3:09 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 12:18 pm
Wakefield Post Office, Procidence Street/Northgate
Wakefield Post Office, Procidence Street/Northgate

The Post Office is holding a drop-in forum to give people the chance to find out more about the proposed changes, which would see a new branch opened in the WHSmith store in Trinity Walk to replace the current building off Providence Street.

It confirmed all existing staff would be given the option to transfer their employment to the new branch. And it said moving the service would benefit customers by extending opening times by 9.5 hours a week.

The drop-in forum will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at Wakefield Town Hall from 4pm until 7pm.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh said: “It is deeply worrying that Post Office has decided to close Wakefield Crown Post Office and I encourage everyone to respond to the consultation.”

She will attend the forum to discuss about the impact of the plans on Wakefield families and businesses.

People can also visit, email [email protected] or call 03457 22 33 44 to have their say until July 6.