Post office moving into WH Smith

February 03 2017

KINGSOOD Post Office will move into Kings Chase Shopping Centre later this month.

KINGSOOD Post Office will move into Kings Chase Shopping Centre later this month.

The Crown branch, which is currently based in Hanham Road, will operate out of the WH Smith store from February 23.

It follows a six-week public consultation where some concerns were raised over car parking as the nearest car park costs from 60p for one hour to £5 for four hours or more.

The second nearest car park in Halls Road will be out of action until next Christmas due to budget supermarket Lidl building a new store there.

There is a small car park in South Road and larger ones in Bank Road and Cecil Road.

Roger Gale, the Post Office’s sales and trade marketing director, said that the change would help to ensure the branch is commercially viable into the future and therefore protect Post Office services on which customers in Kingswood depend.

“Our customers’ needs continue to change and we are responding to that, taking the right action to sustain our services for years to come. We are committed to remaining on high streets and at the heart of communities and we are making changes right across our network to enable us to do so."

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

The last day of service is February 22. The new branch will open the following day with the existing branch team providing customer service.