Simonside NE34 9AR - 432329

Closed 22 Nov 2019

Opened 11 Oct 2019

Results Updated 5 Dec 2019

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: 97-99 Wenlock Road, South Shields, NE34 9BD.

Why are we moving?

The Post Office premises are no longer available for Post Office use and closed on Wednesday 25 September 2019. We have therefore had to identify an alternative location to continue to offer Post Office services to the local community.

Our priority is to safeguard Post Office services to the local community in the longer. The relocation of Simonside Post Office will enable us to maintain a Post Office service to our customers in the local community. The new branch is scheduled to open at the new premises on Friday 22 November 2019.

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

  • Edinburgh Road Post Office, 69-71 Edinburgh Road, Jarrow, NE32 4BB
  • Biddick Hall Post Office, 39 Gaskell Avenue, South Shields, NE34 9TQ

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.