A better Post Office for Wokingham?

Today I met representatives of Post Office management at the Commomns.

I pointed out that Wokingham POst Office now regularly has long queues of people wishing to use the services. There are insufficient counters in the front of the building. The working conditions in the sorting office at the back, part of the Royal Mail business, are not modern. The site is very constrained for the vans.

It might be possible to redevelop the site at the back of the Post Office main building on Broad Street, make a property profit, and use that money for a modern sorting office with decent vehicle access away from the town centre. The front could remain in the traditional building, with more counters added to deal with customer service problems for the Post Office. There is also public money currently available to modernise Post Offices.

The Post Office promised to look into this and let me know what they think of the idea.

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One Comment

  1. alan jutson
    Posted December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Certainly more counters seem like a good idea given the post office is going to offer more services.

    Why not open all day on Saturday ?

    Why not allow the sub post offices to offer many of the same services at a more local level, to save people from having to go into Town just to get a passport form, or to tax a car, etc ?

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