Bury Post Office to move to new location in town
PLANS have been announced to move Bury Post Office to another location.
The proposed move will see more service from its current premises at 79 The Rock to a new location at 90 The Rock.
The new store would be located just 35 meters from the current store, which is the only remaining post office in the city.
A spokesperson for the post office said: “The postmaster’s lease for the current premises at 79 The Rock, Bury, BL9 0NB is due to expire.
“Our postmaster has identified an opportunity at a nearby property and plans to move the post office to these premises.”
Postal services will be provided from three service stations – one full screen and two open plan.
The total number of positions in service was based on current and future planned activity levels
The opening hours will remain Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The same range of products and services would be available.
Access would be level with a wide door at the entrance to the proposed premises.
Low service counters, a low desk and hearing loops would be available.
Once a staple of British life, the number of post offices grew from around 25,000 in the mid-1960s to 11,638 in March 2020.
This decline has been attributed to changes in people’s behavior. Many people now collect benefits and pensions directly into bank accounts rather than collecting them at their local post office, and it has become possible to renew the car tax online or over the phone.
La Poste now invites customers to share their comments while traveling. The consultation will end on July 20. Customers can share their views during the online consultation at postofficeviews.co.uk with branch code 260406.