Robert Buckland MP and Wroughton Councillors Urge Residents To Have Their Say On Post Office Proposals

MP for South Swindon Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP and Wroughton Councillors Cathy Martyn and Brian Ford are encouraging residents to share their views on the Post Office proposal to relocate the Wroughton branch from its current location to Midcounties Co-op, 47 Devizes Road, Wroughton, Swindon, SN4 0SA.

Subject to consultation, if the move goes ahead, the new premises will change to a local style branch.

The Post Office has issued the following statement in the consultation document:

“As you will be aware, our partners and agents operate Post Office branches alongside their private retail business, and it is important that they make the very best use of their resources to ensure future sustainability of both their business and the Post Office service. In this case, our partner has identified an opportunity to move this branch into their other retail premises nearby.”

“Customers would access Post Office services at two low-screened, open-plan, modern serving points that are a part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office tills if needed. The branch will offer a wide range of Post Office products and services, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with local style branches stands at 96 per cent, and nearly 20 per cent of local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours.”

We’re carrying out a local public consultation and we’d like your views on the proposal. We welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans.

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland commented:

“It is important that the views of local residents are taken into consideration by the Post Office during the consultation period. You can have your say by completing the online survey here: https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/wroughton-sn4-9jx-203548/

Or by writing to the Post Office, Freepost – with your comments, stating Wroughton SN4 9JX ref 203548.SN4 9JX - 203548

“I am also happy to pass on your comments to the Post Office.  You can contact me by emailing robert.buckland.mp@parliament.uk

or by ringing my Constituency office on 01793 533393.”

The consultation closes on 6 Mar 2020