Public Consultation Post Office in Ascot

A public consultation is underway to bring The Post Office back to Ascot High Street, located in our Ascot store. Details are below and we have leaflets available in store for customers to take away, during the consultation period customers can feedback comments or questions directly to The Post Office. The consultation period will last until 14th March 2016 and we will give further updates after this date.

1 March 2016

RE-OPENING OF HIGH STREET POST OFFICE, ASCOT, AT NEW LOCATION

  • Move to Budgens, 3 Hermitage Parade, Ascot, SL5 7HD.
  • Open seven days a week
  • Convenient, quick service, open plan till
  • Bill payment, banking, benefits and travel money
  • Postage, home shopping returns, Local Collect
  • Public consultation

The Post Office is to re-open High Street Post Office, Budgens Retail Stores Ltd at 3 Hermitage Parade, Ascot, SL5 7HD.

High Street branch closed temporarily in January 2016, due to resignation of the Postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises at 525 High Street, Ascot, SL5 7HG for Post Office use.

We are now pleased to announce that a new agent has been appointed, providing us with the opportunity to incorporate Post Office services into their existing Budgens supermarket.

The proposed opening hours are Monday – Saturday: 8am – 6pm; Sunday: 10am – 4pm.

High Street Post Office will be a modern open-plan local branch with Post Office services provided from an open-plan till at the retail counter of the convenience store.

Julia Marwood, Regional Network Manager said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents. We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future.”

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a public consultation. Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on 14 April 2016. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at www.postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 154946.

 

Issued by:

Post Office Press Office

20 Finsbury Street

LONDON, EC2Y 9AQ

Tel: 07436 038445 or 020 7012 3456 (24 hours),

Email: pressoffice@postoffice.co.uk www.postoffice.co.uk

Post Offices branches remain highly valued and trusted, and are the focal point of many communities. For more information, visit www.postoffice.co.uk and to find out about a Post Office business opportunities visit www.runapostoffice.co.uk

Details of the proposed service:

 

High Street Post OfficeBudgens Retail Stores Ltd3 Hermitage ParadeAscot

SL5 7HD

 Opening times

Mon 08:00 – 18:00
Tues 08:00 – 18:00
Wed 08:00 – 18:00
Thurs 08:00 – 18:00
Fri 08:00 – 18:00
Sat 08:00 – 18:00
Sun 10:00 – 16:00
 ServicesSame range of services. Customers can still collect benefits in cash using our everyday banking services or Post Office card account. Access and facilitiesPremises will have level access with a wide automatic door at the entrance. The store has 2 entrances one at the front and one at the rear leading from the stores large car park. Internally, there will be a hearing loop and space for a wheelchair.  Transport/parkingCar park in front of the store. Plus there is a multi-story car park at the rear of the store which is free for customers. RouteThese premises are located approximately 250 metres away from the previous service.

Opening Hours

Virginia Water

Mon to Sat .... 7am . 9pm
Sun .... 8am . 8pm
Tel .... 01344 842325
Manager .... Rob Smith