Stratford St Mary CO7 6LN - 112116

Closed 16 Apr 2018

Opened 1 Mar 2018

Results Updated 4 May 2018

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



We will be re-opening the above Post Office service at a new location – Vale Garage, Upper Street, Stratford St Mary, Colchester, CO7 6LW. I’m pleased to tell you that, subject to consultation, it will change to one of our new local style branches.

Stratford St Mary branch closed temporarily in April 2017. We are now able to restore the service and I am pleased to inform you that a new operator has been appointed, providing us with the opportunity to incorporate Post Office services into their existing Forecourt Garage/ Shop, opposite the closed branch.

Why are we moving?

We’re proposing this move as part of the ongoing modernisation of our branch network. Over the last five years we have transformed over 7,500 branches so more customers can access Post Office products and services in a modern and friendly environment, often over longer hours including Sundays. We are confident that introducing a local style branch alongside a successful retail store is the most effective way to safeguard sustainable Post Office services in the local community into the future.

Why We Are Consulting

We’re carrying out a local public consultation and we’d welcome your views on the proposal. We welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans.