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   PRESS RELEASE ON RELOCATION OF THE POST OFFICE    5 October, 2020

The Post Office have confirmed the relocation of the village post office to Robert Stores, to take place in February 2021.

There has been a Post Office in the village since the beginning of the 20th Century and Chiddingfold Parish Council shares the view of many residents that a local village post office continues to be a vital part of village life.  The Council is delighted that post office services will continue to be available to residents from a central village location, with extended hours, giving greater flexibility to residents.  It has been a lengthy process to get to this point and the Council are pleased that a decision has now been made.  The current Chiddingfold Post Office team have provided a much-valued service to the community for many years, extending beyond their work at the post office, through local volunteering, in particular with the Annual Bonfire event and the Parish Council wishes them every success in their future ventures. 

 

2 October 2020 PRESS RELEASE

    

AGREED MOVE DATE FOR CHIDDINGFOLD POST OFFICE, OPEN DAILY & EXTENDED HOURS

  • Move to Robert Stores, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold
  • Modern retail environment
  • Open seven days a week
  • Opening hours would more than double
  • Convenient, quick service, modern retail environment
  • Customers of main UK banks can access accounts at new branch
  • Services include bill payment, cash withdrawals and foreign currency, postage, home shopping collections and returns

The Post Office has agreed a date next year to relocate Chiddingfold Post Office to Robert Stores, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Godalming, GU8 4UF.

The move is with the agreement of the current Postmaster. The current branch at Pockford Road, Chiddingfold, GU8 4TP will close on Saturday 20 February at 12.30pm, with the new branch opening on Monday 22 February at 1pm.

During that time alternative branches will include:

  • Haslemere Post Office, 3 West Street, Haslemere, GU27 2AF
  • Hambledon Post Office, The Cricket Green, Hambledon, Godalming, GU8 4HF
  • Milford Post Office, Portsmouth Road, Milford, Godalming, GU8 5DS

 

Post Office services will be provided from a Post Office serving point alongside the retail counter of the convenience store and will be available during shop opening hours.

The Post Office opening hours will be significantly extended. The new opening hours will be Monday to Saturday: 6am – 7pm; Sunday: 8am – 2pm.

This will be more than 44 extra hours of Post Office service a week including Sundays, plus Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The branch will also open significantly earlier and it will close much later. It will also mark an end to lunchtime closing.

 

The same wide range of products and services will still be available.

Jason Collins Post Office Change Regional Manager, said: “We will be making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents. We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future.”

 

 

 

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