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Urgent meeting held over Witney Post Office move

Council leaders held an urgent meeting today (20 December) with representatives from the Post Office and WHSmith in response to concerns expressed both by the Council and local residents about the proposed move of the Post Office from the Market Square, Witney to the WHSmith branch in the Woolgate Centre.

At the meeting the layout of the store was discussed in detail and WHSmith said they will be placing the Post Office area at the back of the shop and will be reducing their existing sales area. They said there will be a reduction in the number of shelving sales units and some units will be narrower allowing the aisles to be widened giving easy access and a clear route to the Post Office area.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Communities said: “We are pleased that the Post Office and WHSmith responded to our request so quickly, enabling us to address concerns made by residents, and by the Council, during the consultation. Post Office services are vital for local residents and so it is imperative that they are safeguarded. Although the plans being made are reassuring, our discussions will continue so that we can ensure the best possible outcome for Witney.”

Posted : 20/12/2013 16:49:39

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