Blackpool’s new post office officially opens in council offices
It was a first class occasion when Amy Cross, from the Mayor of Blackpool, gave her approval to the new post office in the town center of the seaside resort.
Mayor Cross cut the ribbon to officially open the new postal center which has moved to the ground floor of the council offices in Bickerstaffe Square.
The agency has been active since April in order to maintain a service in the city center but was officially opened after the finishing touches, including the installation of high-speed optical fiber.
The family business, which also includes a gift and stationery shop, is run by Postmaster Azim Shaikh, who, along with his brothers Fazail and Ramiz, has 25 years of retail experience and 15 years of experience in managing post offices.
Coun Cross said: ‘A post office is an essential service and we are delighted to have made available council-owned premises for rent, which has kept the Blackpool Post Office in the heart of the city, serving residents, businesses, commuters and tourists right now. ideal location.
“Azim Shaikh is a first class postmaster – professional and welcoming.”
Azim said: “We are delighted to have secured this unit at Bickerstaffe House, retaining a central position in the city.
“The great availability of nearby car parks has proven itself to customers.
“Previously, the post office was downstairs with no daylight. This ground floor location, where you can see the daylight, is better for staff and customers.
“We have invested in a quality finish for the store. It is an inviting space where we offer our customers a warm and friendly welcome.
A new location was needed for the downtown post office after WH Smith closed on Bank Hey Street in January.
The post office had been based there since 2007, when the old Abingdon Street post office closed. The Grade II listed building now has planning permission to be converted into a hotel.
Kenny Lamont, Post Office Network Provision Manager, said: “We are delighted to have restored postal services to central Blackpool as we know how important a post office is to residents and businesses. “
You can sign up for free daily updates with the LancsLive newsletter here.