Post Office agrees to reopen branch at Co-op in Haywards Heath

Post Office services are currently being offered at the empty Co-op unit in South Road, Haywards Heath. Picture: Google Street View
Post Office services are currently being offered at the empty Co-op unit in South Road, Haywards Heath. Picture: Google Street View

The Post Office has agreed to reopen its branch at Co-op in Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames has said this afternoon.

The MP told the Middy the Post Office has agreed to reopen its branch at Co-op in South Road, on Wednesday, October 24.

Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames

Mid Sussex MP Sir Nicholas Soames

He said: “After the strongest possible representations to the Post Office I am pleased to say that they have agreed to re-open in Haywards Heath from Wednesday, October 24, onwards in order to ensure that local people will have a proper service in the run up to Christmas.

“I am determined that Haywards Heath people will have a reliable service at all times and I am glad that the Post Office has seen reason and will be restoring its facility.”

The Post Office announced in August that it was looking for a long-term replacement branch in the town, after Co-op confirmed it was closing. The convenience store offered Post Office services inside.

Mr Soames said yesterday that the closure of the Post Office was ‘simply not acceptable’. Read the full story here.

The Post Office has confirmed it will be re-opening its Haywards Heath branch on Wednesday, October 24.

A spokesman said: “We’re pleased that we are able to re-open the branch and we are sorry for the inconvenience the temporary closure has caused.

“We know the importance to people of convenient access to our services and it is our priority to finalise detailed plans for a permanent new Post Office as quickly as possible.”

RELATED STORIES: Closing date for Co-op in Haywards Heath confirmed

Co-op in Haywards Heath to close