Consultation over proposed new Post Office for Winnersh

I have been sent the following communication from the Post Office about services in Winnersh. All interested should go onto the www.postofficeviews.co.uk website where they can send in their comments, citing 23093999 as the branch reference.

“Winnersh Post Office®

427 Reading Road, Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41 5HU

Proposed move to new premises & branch modernisation

I’m writing to let you know that we are proposing, with the Postmaster’s agreement, to move the above Post Office branch to a new location – Winnersh Food And Wine, 487 Reading Road, Winnersh, Wokingham, RG41 5HL. I’m pleased to tell you that, if the move goes ahead, subject to consultation it will change to one of our new local style branches.

This change is part of a major programme of modernisation and investment taking place across the Post Office network, the largest in the history of Post Office Ltd, which will see up to 8,000 branches modernised and additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches. The programme is underpinned by Government investment, with the Government committing £1.34bn in 2010 to maintain and modernise the Post Office network and in November 2013 announcing a further £640m investment in the Post Office network until 2018.

What will this mean for customers?

  • Post Office services will be offered from two tills on the retail counter in a modern open plan branch
  • Longer opening hours
  • The majority of Post Office products and services will still be available
  • Improved accessibility

Consulting on the proposed new location

We’re now starting a 6 week local public consultation and would like you to tell us what you think about the suitability of the proposed new location. Before we finalise our plans, we would really like to hear your views on the proposed location, particularly on the following areas:

  • How suitable you think the new location and premises are and how easy it is to get there?
  • Are the new premises easy for you to get into and is the inside easily accessible?
  • Do you have any concerns about the new location?
  • If so, do you have any suggestions that could help us make it better for you?
  • Any local community issues which you think could be affected by the proposed move
  • Anything you particularly like about the proposed change

I’ve enclosed an information sheet that provides more details about the new location and the range of products that will be available. If you have any comments or questions, please email or write to me via our Communication and Consultation team, whose contact details are below. Please note that your comments will not be kept confidential unless you expressly ask us to do so by clearly marking them “In Confidence”.

Any information we receive will be considered as we finalise our plans for the new branch. Other people in your organisation may be interested in this proposal, so please let them know about it.

You can share your views on the proposed move through our easy and convenient new online questionnaire via the link below. When entering the site you will be asked to enter the code for this branch: 23093999

Dates for local public consultation: Local Public Consultation starts 10 February 2015
Local Public Consultation ends 24 March 2015
Proposed month of change May/June 2015 “

How to Contact the Post Office:

Internet: www.postofficeviews.co.uk

Email: comments@postoffice.co.uk

Telephone: Customer Helpline – 08457 22 33 44. Textphone – 08457 22 33 55.

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