Post Office launches consultation ahead of proposed return

Post Office.
Post Office.

Plans are being considered to reopen Cottingley Hall’s post office nearly four years after it closed.

The Post Office is proposing to open a modern, open-plan branch within Cottingley Vale Pharmacy - next door to the previous branch which closed in July 2012.

They are now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move during a six-week public consultation.

A statement from the Post Office said: “We are now able to restore the service by incorporating Post Office services into the pharmacy located next door to the previously closed branch.

“Should the move go ahead, the branch would be open from 8am to 6pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 8am to 1pm on Wednesdays.”

The proposed move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through long opening hours and more modern branches.

Simon Drinkwater, Post Office Regional Manager, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in this area of Leeds and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”

The consultation closes on July 8. To contribute, email comments@postoffice.co.uk.