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Post Office confirms further plans to safeguard high street branches

Press Release   •   Jan 10, 2017 11:27 GMT

  • Retail partners planned in more locations
  • Commitment to UK’s largest branch network

Post Office today confirmed that it would be seeking partners for 37 of its directly managed branches as part of its efforts to secure its services in communities around the UK for the long term. This is in addition to 93 previously announced during the course of the last calendar year, nearly half of which have now successfully relocated into retail stores.

Roger Gale, Sales and Trade Marketing Director, said: “We’re committed to maintaining the Post Office’s special place on the high street and the changes we are making underpin our continued commitment to give communities in every part of the country access to essential services.

“The Post Office’s network of more than 11,600 branches is easily the largest in the UK, with 17 million customer visits a week. The vast majority of these branches are run with partners, and in the locations announced today we believe this will also be a more sustainable approach for the long term. With consumer habits changing, and the high cost of maintaining premises in prime high street locations, franchising helps us to keep services where our customers want and need them.

“We will take time to identify the right partners over the coming months and all proposals will be subject to local consultation.

“Post Office has a strong record of supporting people through change and we will be keeping affected staff fully informed as we develop our plans.”

Post Office is seeking partners for the following branches:

Abbey Wood90 Abbey Wood RoadSE2 9NN
BillinghamCrown BuildingsTS23 2LR
Bishops Stortford102 South StreetCM23 3AA
BootleThe New StrandL20 4ED
Brandon26 Brandon ArcadeML1 1BA
Camborne15 Chapel StreetTR14 8EQ
Church Road114 Church RoadNW10 9PL
Collier Row46-48 Collier Row RoadRM5 3PB
ConsettVictoria RoadDH8 5AA
Diss7 Market PlaceIP22 4AA
Dundee4 MeadowsideDD1 1AA
Falkirk1 Garrison PlaceFK1 1AA
Harlesden2 Wendover RoadNW10 4RU
Harringay509 Green LanesN4 1AW
Hecla AvenueHecla AvenueG15 8LZ
Hoddesdon72 High StreetEN11 8HB
Hornchurch127-129High StreetRM11 1UB
Lancing40 North RoadBN15 9AA
Leigh On Sea24- 28 Rectory GroveSS9 2HG
Leyton553 Lea Bridge RoadE10 7EG
Morningside265 Morningside RoadEH10 4RD
New Cross Gate199/205 New Cross RoadSE14 5DH
New Street102-104 New StreetHD1 2UD
OssettTowngateWF5 9AA
Petersfield29 The SquareGU32 3HG
Pontefract20 RopergateWF8 1LU
Pudsey37 Church LaneLS28 7LB
Redruth61 Fore StreetTR15 2AA
Rotherham3-5 BridgegateS60 1PJ
Shoreham By Sea15 Brunswick RoadBN43 5XN
South Kensington Station41 Old Brompton RoadSW7 3JG
South Woodford139 George LaneE18 1AL
Stamford Hill250-252 Stamford HillN16 6TW
Stoke Newington138 Stoke Newington High StreetN16 7JN
Thetford1 Market PlaceIP24 2AA
UlverstonCounty SquareLA12 7AA
Walthamstow Central206 High StreetE17 7JH

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About the Post Office

Post Office Limited has an unrivalled national network of over 11,600 branches across the UK, more than all the high street banks combined, and sits at the heart of many communities across the country.

It provides around 170 different services and products spanning financial services including savings, insurance, loans, mortgages and credit cards. Post Office also offers Government services, telephony, foreign currency, travel insurance and mail services.

99.7% of people live within three miles of their nearest Post Office outlet. For many rural communities the Post Office is the only retail outlet. Post Offices remain highly valued and trusted and are the focal point for many communities. For more information, visit www.postoffice.co.uk.