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Thursday, August 9, 2012
THE Post Office has announced it plans to close its branch in Elm and relocate the service to the village’s Londis store.
Officials say the move will “ensure the long-term viability” of Post Offices services in the area and comes just two months after the sub postmaster at the High Road branch, Roger Bingle, resigned.
The existing branch will close on Friday, August 31, with the newly refurbished branch opening under the stewardship of Neeta and Prakash Chauhan at Londis, in Birch Grove, on September 4.
Spokesperson for the Post Office, Wendy Hamilton, said: “We are confident that moving Elm Post Office to Londis Store is the best way to meet both the needs of our customers and also ensure the longer term viability of Post Office services in the area. “The move will also enable us to offer longer opening times as the service will be open Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm and on Sunday from 8am to 1pm.”
During the closure, the nearest alternative Post Office branches for villagers will be the Norfolk Street office, in Norwich Street, Wisbech or Emneth Post Office, in Gaultree Square.
The new Elm outlet will operate from an open plan counter, enabling customers to make use of banking services, automated bill and budget payment schemes, inland parcels, international letters and packets.