Eastbourne post office could close at short notice

Hampden Park Post Office which remains closed following an armed robbery. June 5th 2013 E23211P ENGSUS00120130506123153
Hampden Park Post Office which remains closed following an armed robbery. June 5th 2013 E23211P ENGSUS00120130506123153

A Post Office in Eastbourne has a uncertain future as it does not have a permanent post master, a Post Office spokesperson has said.

The Post Office said the Rosebery Avenue branch in Hampden Park could close at short notice if the temporary postmaster was to leave.

The organisation is already contacting businesses in Hampden Park, to ask if they could establish a new office in the area.

A Post Office spokesperson, said, “We are in the midst of modernising our network of Post Offices and to ensure our branches are on a sound footing, Hampden Park Post Office is currently run by a temporary postmaster, which could mean that the branch could close at short notice.

“We are committed to maintaining a Post Office in Hampden Park. We are looking to provide long-term stability for the branch either with a permanent new Postmaster taking on the branch at its current location or a suitable new Postmaster with premises taking on the branch at a new location.

“The vacancy at Hampden Park is currently being advertised on our website and we have visited local retailers. “If we propose to relocate the branch, we would then start a six week public consultation.”

The Rosebery Avenue branch was closed for seven months in 2013 after it was sent on fire during an armed robbery in April.

The branch was also a the scene of an attempted armed robbery in September 2014, after a man with a knife threatened staff.

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