Harvey Road Post Office will open an extra 66 hours a week

The Post Office in the Co-operative store in Harvey Road, Aylesbury
The Post Office in the Co-operative store in Harvey Road, Aylesbury

The Harvey Road Post Office in Aylesbury will close on January 21 for a refurbishment ahead of extending its opening times by 66 hours a week.

The Post Office is situated in the Co-op store in Mandeville Road – though it’s known as the Harvey Road branch – and it will unveil a new ‘local’ service on Monday, January 26 at 1pm.

The service will be provided at a combination counter, where the Post Office terminal will sit beside the retail till.

It will be available seven days a week during the store’s opening hours which are Monday to Sunday, 6am to 10pm, instead of just Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays between 9am and 12.30pm.

This equates to 66 hours a week more than currently offered, including all day Sunday and Saturday afternoon.

The branch will also open significantly earlier and close much later daily.

The temporary closure will last for a week from 5.30pm on Wednesday, January 21, but customers can use the following alternative branches:

>Aylesbury Post Office, WHSmith, 25 – 29 High Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1SH

>Hannon Road Post Office, The Co – Operative, Unit A, Hannon Road, Aylesbury, HP21 8TJ

Customers will still be able to access a range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals.

Other services include withdrawals using a Post Office Card Account, send funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can pay bill, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

Post Office area manager Alan Ridout said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Aylesbury and we are confident this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the community will be popular.

“The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme enabling us to continue investing in the Post Office network and to map out a bold growth strategy to the end of the decade.”