Post office counters set to open in pet shop in September
POST office services are set to be provided in Natural Pets of Wells in September.
It is hoped that the two post office counters due to be installed in the pet shop in Queen Street will be operational from Monday, September 6.
They will replace the temporary post office at Wells Bus Station which is due to close on Friday, September 3.
The counters will be providing services from Monday to Saturday, from 9am-5pm. This will be an extra 10 hours of service a week than is currently offered at the bus station, including Saturday afternoon and later closing.
Antoinette Chitty, Post Office Network Provision Lead, said: “We are delighted to announce our permanent plans for Wells. The temporary solution will remain open until the new premises are ready.”
The Post Office says it is keen to restore services to the community as soon as possible, so has decided to go ahead with its plans. However, it would welcome feedback, including on access into the premises and inside the premises, and a consultation is underway.
Natural Pets of Wells will not be a main post office and is unlikely to be able to offer all the services that used to be offered at Wells Post Office in Market Place before it closed. As part of the consultation, customers might want to indicate what services they would like to see provided.
Customers can share their views online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 321504 until July 27.
Submissions can also be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.