Chester CH1 1AA - 009614

Closed 13 Mar 2019

Opened 30 Jan 2019

Results Updated 1 May 2019

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

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Overview

We are proposing to move Chester Post Office into WHSmith, 5-7 Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HH where it would be run by WHSmith High Street Ltd. 

This move is part of the continuing modernisation of our branch network.  We believe the most effective way to secure the long term viability of Post Office services in Chester is through a carefully selected retail partner, and we are confident that our proposal is the best way of safeguarding services for the community for years to come. The vast majority of our 11,500 Post Office branches, large and small, are successfully operated in this way with retail partners and we believe this is the best approach to keeping Post Offices in main shopping locations and at the heart of communities where they play an important role in local economies.

Why We Are Consulting

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.