Post Office to return to community

Woodford Halse's Post Office is moving
Woodford Halse's Post Office is moving

A Post Office is returning to a community near Hailsham.

The service will reopen at Hawkswood Newstore, in Carew Court, Hawkswood Road, on Wednesday March 20, at 1pm.

It will be known as Hawkswood Road Post Office.

The new branch will be open from 6am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 6am to 6pm on Sundays.

Cheryl Sitch, Post Office area network manager, said, “We are delighted to be able to restore Post Office service to the area with very convenient daily opening of the branch from early until late.”

A Post Office spokesperson said, “This will be 102 hours of Post Office service a week, making it very convenient for customers to visit.”

“We are keen to restore services to this community as soon as possible, so we have decided to go ahead with our plans to open a branch with a new Postmaster. However we would welcome feedback on the plan.

We are accepting comments until March 22. Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 200907.”

The spokesperson said, “Hawkswood Road Post Office will be delighted to welcome customers again.”

The Post Office said the previous branch closed temporarily in September 2017 when the postmaster resigned and the premises at North Street, Lower Horsebridge, Hailsham, BN27 4DH, were withdrawn for Post Office use.