Kingswood Post Office opens up in W H Smith shop

March 03 2017

KINGSWOOD Post Office has a new home.

KINGSWOOD Post Office has a new home.

The branch, which was in Hanham Road, relocated to WHSmith in Kings Chase Shopping Centre on February 23.

The new branch has four counter positions with opening hours from 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday (9.30am on Tuesdays) and 9am-12.30pm on Saturdays. 

The Royal Mail parcel collecting point next to the branch's former premises still operates from Hanham Road.

The move follows a six-week public consultation where some concerns were raised over parking as the nearest car park at the shopping centre is fee paying with tariffs ranging from 60p for one hour to £5 for four hours or more.

The second nearest car park, in Halls Road, is out of action until a branch of Lidl opens towards the end of the year. There is, however, a small car park in South Road and larger ones in Bank Road and Cecil Road.

There are also bus stops along Regent Street as well as a nearby taxi rank.

Roger Gale, Post Office’s sales and trade marketing director, said the move ensures the branch will be commercially viable into the future so that services are safeguarded.

“Our customers’ needs continue to change and we are responding to that, taking the right action to sustain our services for years to come,” he said.