Patchway Post Office, in Rodway Road, is to be changed into a new ‘main’ style branch that offers some services over extended opening hours.
The post office will close for refurbishment at 5.30pm on Monday 1st September. When it reopens ten days later, at 1pm on Thursday 11th September, the branch, which is located inside the Spar convenience store, will have been transformed into an open-plan branch with four serving positions. These will be a mixture of one screened, two open-plan and a Post Office serving point at the Spar retail counter, which will be available throughout the store’s opening hours offering selected services.
The same wide range of products and services will still be available at the post office counters during regular hours (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1.30pm on Saturday).
During the period of closure, customers can use other Post Office branches in the local area, such as Little Stoke (8 Kingsway, Little Stoke BS34 6JL) and Filton (2 – 3 Church View, Filton BS34 7BT).
Post Office Ltd’s Area Manager Adrian Skinner said:
“The change to this branch is part of a three-year investment and support programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, which will see around 6,000 branches (about half the Post Office network) converting to new ‘main’ or ‘local’ style branches.”
“Our aim is to create a more modern and convenient retail experience for customers that will include longer opening hours.”
Related link: Postal Services in Patchway (The Journal)