30 Apr 2018

Garstang Post Office – latest news

Local Public Consultation Decision

We will be proceeding with our proposal to move the above Post Office branch next door to
34-37 High Street, Garstang.

We received 11 individual responses from customers and local representatives during the
consultation period. This feedback was all in support of our plans, however some concerns
were raised about adequate space for queuing and customer movement within the new
premises.

We have carefully considered my original proposal and the feedback received during the
public consultation period. I am confident that the new branch is suitably located and that
this new way of offering Post Office services will meet customer needs, whilst helping to
provide future sustainability for the branch.

The branch is moving next door into a larger premises with level access and a wide automatic
door. It will also provide significantly longer opening hours, including Sundays, so customers
can use our services at times that suit them better. We will be working closely with the new
operator on the internal layout to make sure there is clear access into the premises. Aisles
and the queuing area will be kept free from obstructions and adequate room will be provided
for customers to move around and access Post Office services without difficulty.

The current branch will close at 17:30 on Wednesday 16 May 2018, with the new branch
opening, at 34-37 High Street, at 09:00 on Saturday 19 May 2018. If there are any
unforeseen schedule changes which mean these dates change, posters will be displayed in
branch to let customers know. During this short period of closure customers requiring Post
Office facilities may use any convenient Post Office service. Details of two alternative Post
Office branches are provided below for your convenience:
 Cabus Post Office, 144 Lancaster Road, Cabus, Preston, PR3 1JE
 Scorton Post Office, The Square, Scorton, Preston, PR3 1AU

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