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Post Office keen to reopen Brighton Hill branch
THE Post Office wants to reopen its branch in the Brighton Hill area of Basingstoke – more than five years after it closed.
The proposal will see the sub-post office, which used to be located at the Brighton Hill Parade, in Brighton Way, relocated to the One Stop store, in Stanford Road.
As reported in The Gazette, campaigners including Brighton Hill north borough councillors Carolyn Wooldridge and David Eyre, had approached local shops to ask if they would be willing to accommodate a sub-post office.
The proposed branch, a Post Office Local, will contain an open plan counter and will be open from 6am to 11pm from Monday to Friday, and 7am to 11pm at weekends.
Customers would be able to access services such as automated banking, bill and budget payment schemes, postal orders and postage.
The Post Office is now carrying out a six-week consultation on the plan which will end on December 4.
Julia Marwood, Post Office regional network manager, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Brighton Hill and we are confident that this new modern branch will make it easier for our customers to do business with us and also secure services for the future.”
Cllr Wooldridge said she is “completely delighted” with the proposal, and urged residents to take part in the consultation.
She added: “There are a lot of elderly and disabled people in Brighton Hill.
“At the moment, they have to go to Buckland Parade and it’s a bit of a trek. So for them, this is good news.”
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