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Proposed move for Witney Post Office

Leading councillors at West Oxfordshire District Council are writing to the Post Office expressing concerns about the proposed relocation of Witney Post Office from the Market Square to WH Smiths in the Woolgate Centre.

The Council has not received any details from the Post Office of how it will operate from WHSmith and its request for layout plans has not yet been met.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Communities at West Oxfordshire District Council said:

“We have huge concerns regarding the Post Office’s proposed move to the WHSmith store in the Woolgate Centre and the detrimental impact it could have on regular users that depend on its services.

“WHSmiths in Woolgate is very busy and often packed with shoppers and so it’s difficult to see how Witney Post Office will retain and deliver all its current services in a much smaller space, especially as it’s so well-used by residents and local businesses. The elderly and those with mobility issues will almost certainly struggle to navigate the store and they are often the most reliant on post office services.

“Witney residents and Post Office users have expressed their opposition to the plans and we are writing again to the Post Office as our biggest concern now is, have our voices been heard and what will happen next.”

Posted : 29/11/2013 16:53:24

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