Horsley Hill NE34 7HQ - 420329

Closed 21 Dec 2021

Opened 9 Nov 2021

Results updated 14 Jan 2022

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



We are moving the above Post Office branch to a new location: Premier - Horsley Hill Convenience Store, 22 Horsley Hill Square, South Shields, NE34 7HQ, where it will continue to operate as one of our main style branches.

Why are we moving?

Unfortunately, the Postmaster’s lease for the current premises is due to expire in the near future. Subsequently, in order to secure a more sustainable service to our customers in Horsley Hill, the Postmaster has identified an opportunity to relocate the Post Office to a new premises nearby.

Customers would continue to access Post Office services from a larger, spacious, brighter and modern premises. Our Postmaster firmly believes that the move will help secure continued access to Post Office services locally, as well as supporting the viability of their business.

 The current Post Office is scheduled to close on Monday 22 November 2021 at 17:00. To restore Post Office services to the local community, your new modern Post Office is scheduled to open at the new premises on Saturday 27 November 2021 at 09:00. If there are any unforeseen circumstances which mean these dates change, posters will be displayed to let customers know. 

During transfer of the branch customers requiring Post Office facilities may use any convenient Post Office service. Details of two alternative Post Office branches are provided below for your convenience:

  • Cleadon Park Post Office, 254B Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6QY
  • Green Street Post Office, 3 Fredrick Street, South Shields, NE33 5DY

Why your views matter

Whilst the decision has already been made to move the branch, we would still like your views on access and the service offered at the new location. Therefore, we’re now commencing a local public consultation and before we finalise our plans would like to hear your views.

What happens next

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