The editorial team here at Beckenham.net has learned that the Beckenham Post Office is set to close on August 17th.
We reported on the proposals to close the post office back in March of this year as locals had campaigned to keep the Rectory Road branch alive and kicking. The service will move to the local WHSmith store at Beckenham High street, with no loss of jobs, and will open on August 18th.
Comment from the Post Office’s general manager, Roger Gale, is claiming that the move will protect services for the long term as the new branch will be open for longer hours and seven days a week.
Mr Gale said: “WH Smith already operates around 100 post office branches throughout the UK and we have been successfully working with them for nearly ten years. They have a proven record of running Post Offices with consistently high levels of customer services.”
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