Arnside Post Office opening hours set to double

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Opening hours at a village post office could more than double as part of nationwide reforms to the service.

Post Office chiefs want to move their Arnside branch 100 metres up The Promenade to the Londis store.

Customers would be able to use the new service seven days a week - between 7am and 8pm - 91 hours altogether.

The proposed move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network and bosses hope to make Arnside a ‘modern open-plan local-style branch’.

A six-week consultation has now been launched to give people the opportunity to voice their thoughts.

Post Office regional network manager for Scotland and Northern England, Suzanne Richardson, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Arnside and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“The proposed changes to the branch are part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

To take part in the consultation, which closes on October 30, write to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd; email or telephone 08457 22 33 44.

The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with more than 11,500 branches.