Park Parade PO9 5AA - 269937

Closes 29 Jul 2022

Opened 17 Jun 2022

Overview

We are proposing to move the above Post Office branch to a new location – Aquatic Reptile Superstore, 50 - 54 Greywell Road, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5AL, where it will continue to operate as one our local style branches. 

Unfortunately, the premises are no longer available to our postmaster for Post Office use, so we are therefore unable to proceed with the move of Park Parade Post Office to 40 Park Parade, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5AD.

Why are we moving?

Due to lease issues at the current location the premises would no longer be available for Post Office use. The current postmaster has identified alternative premises in the same pedestrianised shopping parade to operate the Park Parade Post Office service and would enable us to maintain the service to our customers within the local community. The proposed new premises would undergo a full refurbishment to incorporate the Post Office service within a new Premier Convenience store.

As part of this proposed move of Park Parade branch we have taken the opportunity to review Post Office services in the local area. You may be aware following the resignation of the postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use, Greywell Road Post Office branch closed in August 2021. The former location of Greywell Road branch, 46 Greywell Road, PO9 5AL, is 170 metres from the proposed new Park Parade branch location. Whilst we have continued to look for a sustainable solution for customers served at Greywell Road branch, with its close proximity to the proposed new location of Park Parade branch we believe Park Parade would be in a suitable location to serve customers previously using Greywell Road branch. Should the proposed move go ahead, Grewell Road Post Office branch service would merge with the relocated Park Parade branch and retain the Park Parade Post Office name. The Greywell Road service would then be permanently closed.

Your new Post Office branch

Customers would access Post Office services in a newly refurbished modern, open-plan environment alongside the operator’s retail. It will be in a dedicated area of the store with two open-plan positions. The same range of Post Office products and services would be available with longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with these style of branches stands at 95 per cent.

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. In this survey we will be asking specific questions related to the following areas:

  • Getting to the proposed location (Question 4)
  • Getting into the proposed location (Question 5)
  • Inside the proposed location (Question 6)
  • Other feedback (Questions 7 - 9)

Give Us Your Views