Bream GL15 6ND - 259523

Closed 29 Oct 2021

Opened 17 Sep 2021

Results updated 12 May 2022

Following local public consultation, the letter below confirms our final plans for the branch.



We are proposing to move the above Post Office branch to a new location - Spar Stores, High Street, Bream, Lydney, GL15 6JN

Why are we moving?

An opportunity has arisen to move this branch into a new premise’s, with improved access and the new branch would offer a wide range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours. The new agent at Spar would complete refurbishments to their premises to incorporate Bream Post Office within the convenience store.

Your new Post Office branch

Customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the operator, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office. 

To improve access into the premises I am pleased to confirm the new agent has agreed to re-open the central door of the premises for customers to gain entry to the retail shop and the Post Office via a wide door with level access. The current main entrance door at the shop would be closed off. 

The new agent would also provide a second entrance from the rear of the building through the gate adjacent to the proposed premises, for customers who use a wheelchair and those who would find it difficult to use the main entrance. This gate would be open during trading hours for disabled customer parking.

Access at the rear of the building through to the Post Office serving point will be kept clear and will provide level access with a wider door more suitable for wheelchairs users. To further assist customers who need to use the rear entrance, would be able to also use the rear car park.

Customers using the main front entrance can park on the road outside the store and nearby. The new operator would insure there is clear access into the premises, ensuring the entrance, aisles and the waiting area are kept free from obstructions and adequate room is provided for customers and a wheelchair to move around without difficulty. A bell and signage would also be installed at the front of the premises for customers to request assistance. 




Why your views matter

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

What happens next

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