Post Office proposes new branches at Chelwood Gate and Dane Hill

Post Office EMN-150317-165249001
Post Office EMN-150317-165249001

The Post Office is proposing to re-open its Chelwood Gate and Dane Hill branches.

Both offices, at Chelwood Gate Village Hall and Dane Hill & Chelwood Gate Social Club, have been closed for several years.

The Post Office is now in a position to restore a service to its customers with the establishment of Hosted Outreach services.

At these services a nearby postmaster provides a service at set times each week.

The Postmaster from Ridgewood Post Office would visit Chelwood Gate on a Friday: 10am until midday and the Dane Hill Post Office on Fridays, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Caroline Hoare, field change advisor, said: “We understand the importance of having Post Offices in Chelwood Gate and Danes Hill.

“The Hosted Outreach services present the best possible solution in these areas.”

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six week public consultation.

Post Office Ltd is requesting feedback on any issues customers would like considered.

Consultation will close on November 25. Submissions can be made during the consultation via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Customers can also share their views online at www.postofficeviews.co.uk using branch codes 12691299 for Chelwood Gate and 13091299 for Dane Hill.

The new services may commence during consultation.