Post Office changes in pipeline

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ANOTHER Leigh post office looks set to close, but the business could reopen in a nearby store.

Post Office bosses have announced a public consultation on its proposal to relocate Blackmoor Post Office, in Tyldesley, following the resignation of the current subpostmaster.

A new agent has been appointed who wishes to operate in the new Nisa Local Store, several doors along from the present post office in Manchester Road.

A Post Office spokesperson said: “Our priority is to safeguard Post Office services to the local community in the longer term. The relocation of Blackmoor Post Office will allows us to maintain access to Post Office services in the area and to significantly improve existing facilities.

“Customers would benefit from extended opening hours, to include lunchtimes and Wednesday afternoons as well as parking facilities outside the premises.”

During the public consultation Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback and the consultation period closes on March 22.

Submissions can be made by post to Post Office Ltd, c/o National Consultation Team, PO Box 2060, Watford WD18 8ZW, via email to consultation@postoffice.co.uk or by calling 08457 22 33 44.