Blackpool FY1 4RT - 237405

Closed 13 Apr 2021

Opened 2 Mar 2021

Overview

We recently communicated that the above branch closed on 16 January 2021, following the closure of the WHSmiths store. We are pleased to let you know that we are due to reopen this service at a new location: 2B Bickerstaffe Square, Talbot Road, Blackpool, FY1 3AZ, where it will be known as Talbot Road Post Office.

Why are we moving?

The previous operator resigned, and we had to identify an alternative location to continue to offer Post Office services to the local community. The new premises are currently empty and will undergo a refurbishment to incorporate a Gifts, Cards & Stationery store and Talbot Road Post Office, which will be operated by a new postmaster.

We are scheduled to open at the new premises on Monday 19 April 2021 at 13:00.

Your new Post Office branch

Customers would access Post Office services in a modern, open-plan environment alongside the operator’s retail. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office. It will be in a dedicated area of the store with one screened and one open-plan positions. A wide range of Post Office products and services would be available. We’d also add a low-screened, modern Post Office till at the retail counter offering most Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient.

Why we are consulting

We’re carrying out a local public consultation and we’d like your views. We welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans.

What happens next

We will take into account any information and feedback we receive as we finalise our plans for the new branch.