Whitworth Post Office reopens at new location

Date published: 10 August 2020

Whitworth Post Office has now reopened after moving to a new location.

Now based at WME Convenience Store, 303 Market Street, Whitworth Post Office opened on Monday (3 August) at 1pm.

Prior to lockdown, the Post Office ran a consultation on plans to relocate the Whitworth branch from 295 Market Street. The branch closed temporarily in April due to the pandemic and underlying health conditions.

Due to social distancing guidelines, the Post Office had been unable to open the branch at the new, agreed, location. As guidelines have now changed, the necessary on-site training can now be provided to open the branch at the new location and restore Post Office services to the people of Whitworth.

Post Office services will be provided from two open-plan counters serving positions alongside the retail counter. A wide range of products and services will still be available, including: bill payment, cash withdrawals and foreign currency, postage, home shopping collections and returns.

Lesley McNally, Post Office Regional Change Manager, said: “We are delighted to be restoring Post Office service to Whitworth as we know how important a Post Office is to a community

“We remain confident that the layout and location of the new branch will continue to meet customer needs and deliver an excellent service, whilst securing the long-term viability of Post Office services in the local community.”

Opening hours will be significantly extended, providing an additional 30 hours a week than previously, including Sundays and Saturday afternoons. The branch will also open earlier and will close much later.

The new opening hours will be:

  • Monday to Saturday: 8am – 7pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 6pm

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