12:15PM, Tuesday 26 July 2016
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.