AGREED MOVE FOR PEMBURY POST OFFICE, SUNDAY OPENING & LONGER HOURS

5 January 2018

 

  • Move to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH
  • Open seven days a week
  • Extra 15 hours a week
  • Modern open-plan retail environment
  • Banking services for personal customers and small businesses
  • Wide range of Post Office services available

The Post Office has agreed to relocate Pembury Post Office to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH.

Post Office services will be delivered from an open-plan till alongside the retail counter of the store.

Opening hours will be Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6pm; Sunday: 9am – 12 noon. This will be an extra 15 hours of Post Office service a week including Sunday morning and earlier opening every day. This will make it more convenient for customers to visit.

Our partners and agents operate sub Post Office branches alongside their private retail business, and it is important that they make the very best use of their resources to ensure future sustainability of both their business and the Post Office service.

An opportunity has arisen for our postmaster, currently operating from 47 Hastings Road, Pembury, TN2 4PB, to incorporate Post Office services into their other local premises nearby with a convenience store also on site. Our partner firmly believes that the move will help safeguard the viability of their business, including the Post Office service.

During public consultation we received 17 individual responses from customers and a local representative. The main feedback commented about parking and availability of space in the proposed store to accommodate a Post Office.  However some customers welcomed the longer opening hours.

Parking is outside the direct control of Post Office Limited.  However, we have reviewed parking in the area. There are parking restrictions in the road, but these end approximately 100 metres away from the branch.  We are therefore satisfied that parking at the new branch will continue to meet the needs of customers using the Post Office.

Access to the branch will be level and via a wide door at the entrance. The new premises will be refurbished and fitted out to a high standard, ensuring there is adequate space for both retail and Post Office customers and that the Post Office counter area is easily accessible.

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Post Office Press Office
20 Finsbury Street
LONDON, EC2Y 9AQ
Tel: 07436 038445 or 020 7012 3456 (24 hours),
Email: pressoffice@postoffice.co.uk www.postoffice.co.uk
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PROPOSED MOVE FOR PEMBURY POST OFFICE

  • Move to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH
  • Open seven days a week
  • Extra 15 hours a week
  • Modern open-plan retail environment
  • Six week public consultation

The Post Office is proposing to relocate Pembury Post Office to Village News, 37 High Street, Pembury, TN2 4PH.

Post Office services would be delivered from an open-plan till alongside the retail counter of the store.

Opening hours would be Monday – Saturday: 7am – 6pm; Sunday: 9am – 12 noon. This would be 15 extra hours of Post Office service a week including Sunday morning and earlier opening every day. This would make it more convenient for customers to visit.

Our partners and agents operate sub Post Office branches alongside their private retail business, and it is important that they make the very best use of their resources to ensure future sustainability of both their business and the Post Office service.

An opportunity has arisen for our postmaster, currently operating from 47 Hastings Road, Pembury, TN2 4PB, to incorporate Post Office services into their other local premises nearby with a convenience store also on site. Our partner firmly believes that the move will help safeguard the viability of their business, including the Post Office service.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a public consultation. During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on 5 December 2017. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, 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 through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 081948.

 

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Pembury Annual Fireworks Display – Friday 3rd November 2017

fw1The annual Pembury Fireworks display takes place on Friday 3rd November with the count down at 19:30, get there early and wrap up warm. Gates open 18:30.

Lower Green Road recreation ground. Please note no parking in the venue, please walk or park in sensible locations.

Free entry but a collection is taking place at the end of the event to provide disabled access to the Pembury Scout and Guide hut.

A21 to open fully - 21 September 2017

Mark the date on your calendar…. The A21 will be open for use on Thursday 21 September.  Highways England have said:

We plan to open the road on the 21 September without any traffic management and at the national speed limit. We will continue to landscape the surrounding area. We may need to temporarily close lanes in the future so our vehicles can safely access the area and carry out this work.

What next?

We will continue with:

  • construction of the Blackhurst Lane footbridge
  • work on the non-motorised user route across the project

You can keep up to date on the project on the Highways England Website