Whickham NE16 4DN - 388329

Closed 3 Sep 2019

Opened 6 Aug 2019

Results Updated 4 Sep 2019

Following local public engagement, the poster below confirms our final plans for the branch.

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Overview

We are delighted to let you know that following the temporary closure of Whickham Post Office we will be re-opening the branch on Tuesday 17 September 2019. This will be in a new location Whickham News, 13 St Marys Green, Whickham, NE16 4DN.

Your new Post Office branch

Customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office till if needed. The branch will offer a wide range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with local style branches stands at 96 per cent, and nearly 20 per cent of local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours.

We have provided posters for display in the new location to let customers know the good news. Please do also share this information with any local groups or organisations that you know within the community, for example on noticeboards, local charities and in GP surgeries, to help our customers and your constituents understand what is happening to the Post Office in Whickham.

We are keen to restore services to this community as soon as possible so we are now progressing with these plans. However, we would welcome suggestions about specific aspects of the change such as access arrangements and the internal layout.

What Happens Next

Thank you for your support in restoring the Post Office service in Whickham.