Have your say on post office plans

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A public consultation has started on plans to relocate a town’s post office.

The proposal is to move the post office in Princes Risborough 200 metres from its current site in the Lloyds Pharmacy store to new premises in Town Court, Horns Lane.

The post office would open as a modern main-style branch with longer opening hours.

Proposals are for the new post office to open from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5.30pm - meaning it will be available for an extra five hours on Saturday afternoon.

It will have four serving positions, which will be a mixture of counters - one screened, two open planned, and a Post Office serving point provided for use at the retail counter.

The current postmaster has resigned and the premises will be withdrawn for Post Office use at a date to be agreed.

Post Office spokesman Sheila Tapster said: “We hope thwe consultation goes through without any glitches but Lloyds Pharmacy have said they will be flexible ove rhow much longer we can continue operating a service from there.”

Post Office Limited has received an application from a candidate who wishes to operate the service on their behalf from the new premises, which was previously the Tourist Information Centre.

The premises would undergo a full refurbishment to incorporate a new Post Office alongside a modern card and gift store.

Retail network manager Julia Marwood said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Princes Risborough and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

Customers and interested parties are invited to give their comments on the move in a six week public consultation which closes on May 1.

Submissions can be made during the consultation by posting your comments to Post Office Ltd, emailing them to comments@postoffice.co.uk or by phoning the customer helpline on 08457 22 33 44.