UPDATE: Maidenhead Post Office closing date confirmed

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James Harrison

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Maidenhead Post Office's High Street branch is to close at the end of the summer.

The Crown branch will shut its doors on Wednesday, September 14 – barely eight months after its future was put up for consultation.

The Post Office has confirmed it will then be moved to WHSmith in the Nicholsons Centre, opening at 9am on Thursday, September 15.

It said the new branch will have longer opening hours and existing staff members have the right to transfer their employment to WHSmith.

The new branch's opening hours will be 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am to 14.30pm on Sundays .

Roger Gale, general manager for the Post Office’s Crown branch network, said: "Our customers’ needs continue to change and we are responding to that, taking the right action to sustain our services for years to come.” 

The news comes after this morning’s announcement that the Communication Workers Union is to ballot post office workers over strike action.

This is in response to planned closures of directly-managed Crown Post Offices, of which the Maidenhead branch is one, as well as job losses and changes to pension schemes.

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  • DerekRSmith

    07:07, 29 July 2016

    The post box has been painted some weeks ago. The Advertiser are using a library picture not a current picture. The building is not owned by the Post Office this was sold off in the early eighties to finance the redevelopment of the site. Another short term decision which came back to haunt them as they lease the ground floor and yes you have guessed it the rent costs is contributory to the current situation including the huge impact of the Internet. Watch out it will be bank branches next!!!

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  • maidenheadgrammarschoolpup

    16:04, 28 July 2016

    I have a feeling of déjà vue! I have lived in Plymouth since 1965, and the main post office, here, will shortly move into W H Smith's. I went in and out of Maidenhead's PO so often - usually in school uniform, having walked a few hundred yards from Maidenhead Grammar School for Girls at the bottom of Castle Hill. I wonder what will become of the building in Maidenhead High Street when the Post Office sell the property? And I hope that the post box gets a coat of red paint before it moves outside W H Smith's!

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