Update On Stapleford Post Office
The Public Consultation to move the Stapleford Post Office was discussed at Broxtowe Borough Council last night.
The Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard Jackson said:
Just as Beeston post Office move into W.H.Smith was completed we were informed that the Post Office now plans to move the Stapleford branch into ” Bargain Booze” shop. I have serious concerns about the suitability of the shop so we will consider a Council response in consultation with local members.
There are also concerns from Stapleford Councillors too.
Yesterday Stapleford Councillor Richard MacRae said:
He was pleased the Post Office could be moving to a more central location, offering good parking and opening seven days a week, but described the choice of venue as “questionable”.
He is also urging people to join in the consultation, which runs until November 29.
You can share your views on the proposed move through our easy and convenient new online questionnaire via the link below.
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Stapleford Councillor John McGrath said:
Last year myself and Councillor Richard MacRae along with Officers from Broxtowe Borough Council met with the Public Affairs Manager from the Post Office, we were all told that the current Post Master would not be carrying on with running the Post Office once his current contract with them ran out. You may recall they wanted to move he Post Office into The Chequers but that never happened. We discussed various locations and asked the Post Office to get back to us, unfortunately they never did. We now have concerns about the suitability of the Post Office being moved into a Beer Off and would also like to urge local residents to take time to fill out the Public Consultation.
Lots of comments have also been made by local residents including:
Absolutely ridiculous location for it. Well out of the way! From what I understand from reading the PO bumf, it will be Bargain Booze, with post office counter services, not an actual Post Office. It’s current location is ideal. Close to bus stops, the health centre and the library.
What are the reasons for moving? Cannot the current location be modernised? If it does move what happens to the old post office, it will just become another eyesore.
I’m concerned about it being in a booze shop..some vulnerable folk using the post office, have that temptation of buying booze & spending unnecessarily in front of them.
I don’t know why the post office can’t be an independent shop, why not move it to the side of Sainsbury’s, bet they’d get a good rent because Wilko are still paying it, it’d also be a good position and it fills an empty shop
Who knows we might get staff that smile! Or training on customer service!
Residents can also have their say by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the customer helpline on 03457 22 33 44