The Post Office is carrying out a public consultation on proposals to open a new branch post office at the Cornerswell Road One Stop Shop (a Tesco franchise)
The NEW post office would be officially named “Cornerswell Road Post Office” and become one of what the Post Office describes as its “new local-style branches” in which the Post Office runs “alongside an established local shop and create a more modern and convenient retail experience for customers in newly refurbished premises”.
It’s planned that there will be two tills on the retail counter dedicated to serving post office customers in a “modern open-style branch” . The new Cornerswell Road Post Office will be open until 20:00 hours (eight pm) 7 days a week and the “ majority of Post Office products and services will still be available”.
The Post Office embarked on a 6-week public consultation on September 6th 2017 – but unfortunately the Labour-controlled Penarth Town Council didn’t get around to placing the consultation details on its website until October 5th – and didn’t give it any prominence even then. The consultation closes on October 18th .
The Post Office is hoping local residents can answer these questions:-
- How suitable you think the new location and premises are and how easy it is to get
- Are the new premises easy for you to get into and is the inside easily accessible?
- Are there any other local community issues which you believe could be affected by or
affect the proposed change?
- If the move were to proceed is there anything we could do to make it easier for
The Post Office says the comments of residents “will not be kept confidential unless you expressly ask us to do so by clearly marking them In Confidence”.
Local residents can take part in the consultation by logging-on to this Post Office website on postofficeviews.co.uk and then entering the code number for the proposed new Cornerswell Road branch – which is 27261199
The proposed new post office would replace the former sub-post office at Wood St that closed on August 30th this year and is to become a dental surgery.
If the proposed new Cornerswell Road Branch is agreed, then it would open in December or January 2018. The proposed new branch premises would have a wide door and level access at the entrance and there would be a hearing loop installed – and there will also be space for a wheelchair.