What to expect at new-look branch

Church Street Post Office, Seaford SUS-140915-134941001
Church Street Post Office, Seaford SUS-140915-134941001

Seaford Post Office will close for two weeks as it becomes one of the 8,000 branches to be refurbished and modernised in a huge nationwide project by the company.

Post Office Ltd, with the postmaster’s agreement, have decided to change the branch in Church Street, Seaford, into one of the new, main-style Post Offices that provides a modern, open-plan environment for its customers.

The change will see the branch have longer opening hours and improved accessibility, while maintaining all of its products and services. Selected Post Office services will also be available at the retail counter during shop opening hours.

The Church Street shop will close on Tuesday, September 30 at 5.30pm, with the new-look Post Office scheduled to open on Monday, October 13 at 1pm.

While the refurbishment take place, customers are advised to use either Newhaven Post Office, at 46 High Street, or Chyngton Estate Post Office at 17 Walmer Road.

The modernisation of Seaford Post Office is part of a major programme taking place across the Post Office network – the largest in the company’s history. Up to 8,000 branches will be modernised and additional investment will be given to more than 3,000 community and outreach branches.

The programme is underpinned by Government investment, with the Government committing £1.34bn to maintain and modernise the Post Office network in 2010. In November 2013, the Government pledged a further £640m investment in the network until 2018.

The new-look Seaford Post Office will open from 9am-5.30pm every day from Monday-Saturday. Post Office services at the retail counter will also now be available from 8am-6pm every day from Monday-Saturday. Both the Post Office and retail counter services will be closed on Sundays.

To improve accessibility, there will be a low-level serving counter and a hearing loop installed.

Customers are invited to get in touch if they have any additional questions by emailing comments@postoffice.co.uk or calling the customer helpline on 08457 22 33 44.

More information can be found on the relevant section of the Post Office Ltd’s website. Visit www.postoffice.co.uk/transforming-post-office for details.