Changes to Cirencester’s Post Office should improve and enhance the town’s service the Liberal Democrats have said.
It was announced earlier this week that the Post Office plan on relocating to WHSmith in Castle Street where the service will be run by will be run by WH Smith High Street Ltd.
This move is part of the announcement made by the Post Office last year about their plans to make changes to some of their directly managed branches as part of the continuing modernisation of the network. The Post Office have said their priority is to ensure that they provide services that will meet customer needs, both now and into the future, and secure the long-term viability of Post Office services in Cirencester.
Deputy Mayor of Cirencester, Cllr Nigel Robbins commented: “In the current financial climate most people accept that some services have to change in order to make them more cost efficient.”
“Cirencester’s Post Office is by some way the biggest in the South Cotswolds and serves not only the Town but also neighbouring villages. It is therefore important that our service is improved and enhanced by this move, the town is set to absorb thousands of new homes over the next ten years and it is important that we have the facilities to cope with this huge expansion.”
District Councillor, Tatyan Cheung (New Mills Ward) added: “Our area has lots of elderly people who, in particular, still rely on the service the post office provides. The decision makers should ensure that this move has them in mind.”
“WHSmith is known to get very busy and the inside of the Cirencester store can become very congested at peak times, I hope that it will be well designed so that if this move does go ahead it is a stress free experience.”