Chorley PR7 1BY - 454427

Closes 21 May 2021

Opened 9 Apr 2021

Overview

We are proposing to move the above Post Office branch to a new location – 56 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SD. I am pleased to tell you that if the move goes ahead, subject to consultation, the new premises will undergo a refurbishment to incorporate a Post Office which will be operated by a new but established postmaster.

Why are we moving?

The previous operator, WHSmiths, withdrew Post Office services from their premises in January 2021 due to the closure of store. We have therefore had to identify an alternative location to continue to offer Post Office services to the local community. A temporary Post Office service, provided by the postmaster from Burscough Bridge Post Office, commenced on 5 March 2021 at Unit 13 Market Walk Shopping Centre, New Market Street, Chorley, PR7 1DE while we continued to seek a permanent solution.

Our priority is to safeguard our services in the locality in the longer term and the permanent relocation of Chorley Post Office will enable us to maintain a Post Office service to our customers in the local community.

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 new premises layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office. It will be in a dedicated area of the store with three screened positions. The full 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.

 

 

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.

Give Us Your Views