19th Jun, 2019

Move deal will secure Witton Post Office's long-term future

A DEAL has been agreed to safeguard the long-term future of Witton Post Office.

The new counter will be relocated to the Nisa in Oakland Avenue, bringing a range of improvements including seven days-a-week opening and longer opening hours.

The move for the branch in Worcester Road came about after the resignation of the current postmaster.

Although the date for the transfer has not yet been announced, the Post Office said it was working hard to avoid a temporary closure.

Coun Eric Bowden, who represents Witton ward on Droitwich Town Council, said: “It would have worried a lot of people if they did not have a post office in the area.

“The new counter is not far from where the current branch is and it will ensure we still have a post office within the parish.

“There is also nearby street parking which people already use so the move seems to be the ideal solution.”

A Post Office spokesperson said: “During consultation some feedback commented on the 550 metre distance to the new location.

“With any relocation it is inevitable that whilst some customers will have an easier journey to the new location, regrettably others will have further to travel.

“In terms of pedestrian access to the new location, there are well maintained pavements, with dropped kerbs along the route from the current site.”

The new opening hours will be 7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and between 8am and 9pm on Sundays.

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