Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last chance to comment on proposed move of Whitehaven Lowther Street Post Office

The consultation closes at midnight tonight (23rd December 2014), on a proposal to move the Post Office at Lowther Street, Whitehaven to the W.H. Smith branch at King Street.

Details of the proposed change can be found at


(If you go to this page via the Post Office main site, the branch consultation code for this particular proposed change is 005410.)

The main advantage for customers is extended opening hours at the weekend: it is proposed that the new Post Office branch at Smiths will be open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in addition to the current Saturday morning opening.

The new branch is proposed to have four service positions, two screened and two open plan: that is supposed to be based on the current demand levels but strikes me as a bit light (the current post office has six screened positions, and although they are not usually all open I have seen more than four open at peak times.)

If you have views on this and have not yet submitted them, please put them forward online now. You can still do this at the above website (it takes about five minutes to fill in as there are a lot of mandatory questions), or by sending an email to comments@postoffice.co.uk

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