Staff prepare to say goodbye to Maidenhead Post Office

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Staff at Maidenhead Post Office have paid tribute to customers as they prepare for the store’s closure.

The High Street branch is due to shut for the last time on Wednesday, with services transferred to WHSmith in the Nicholsons Centre.

The move follows a campaign by the Advertiser to save the shop after it was announced in January that its future was up for consultation.

A sign has now been set up in-store to thank customers for their ‘loyalty’ and ‘patience’.

Manager Jay Srikandan, who has worked at the branch for almost 30 years, said: “We’re just thanking them [the customers] because they’ve all be so good to us during that time.

“Everyone is very emotional about the whole thing at the moment because it’s all coming to an end and we just want to thanks everyone for being good to us and so patient with us.

“People still can’t believe that it’s going.

“My tears are all dried up now, but a lot of the staff are still very sad about it.

“It’s the end of an era for me – I think I will be a bit lost.”

Services will be available in WHSmith from Thursday.

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  • DerekRSmith

    14:02, 09 September 2016

    It is very sad that the town is losing its Crown Post Office. I do feel very much for my former work colleagues who are now facing an uncertain future. The impact of the internet over the last fifteen years on retailing in the high street has been quite profound and the Post Office has not been immune to this. We as customers/consumers make individual decisions about what suits our purpose without realising the collective impact of our choices. The current and last manager has always given the office her Heart and Soul always trying to do the very best for customers and staff and has been a very good manager. She may perhaps not wish at this time to be the last manager of our crown post office, however I hope she takes comfort in knowing she did a good job under very difficult circumstances. Good Luck to them All.

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