The Post Office is proposing to move Sudbury Post Office branch from its current location in East Street to create a new branch within WHSmith’s store in Market Hill, saying it would offer the same services but open for extended hours.
A six-week consultation on the move for customers and interested parties is now open.
Roger Gale, general manager of the Post Office Crown Network, said: “We are committed to keeping our services on the high street which we know is hugely important to people. This proposal means we can continue to do that.
“Our customers will be offered the same range of services, with more convenient and longer opening hours, including Sundays.”
Mr Gale added that the proposal for Sudbury Crown Post Office branch would help secure long-term viability of services for local customers.
“We are making sure we take the right action to sustain services for years to come,” he said. “We must adapt to the changing needs of our customers, who want a convenient and flexible choice of when and how they do business with us – whether that is face to face or on the web.
“We have to adapt so that we can maintain our presence on high streets and in the heart of communities, which we are determined to do.”
It is proposed that the new Sudbury Post Office branch will have four serving positions.
Post Office opening hours would be 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 2pm on Sundays, opening for 9.5 hours longer than currently.
Existing staff will be able to transfer their employment to WHSmith if they wish.
During the public consultation, ending September 7, feedback is welcomed on factors including location, the proposed premises, accessibility or community issues that customers would like considered before a final decision is made on the proposal.
It is proposed the branch would move in November.
Customers can provide views during the consultation at postofficeviews.co.uk, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 03457 223344 or by writing to FREEPOST Your Comments.