New look Post Office could be ‘on the cards’

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Plans have been revealed to move a village post office near Mansfield to new premises and extend opening hours.

The new-look Langwith Post Office will be a “modern, open-plan, local-style branch with extended opening hours”, the company said.

The Post Office also plans to move the store from its current Main Road location to the Langwith Premier Stores around 50 metres away on the same road, a spokesman told Chad.

The company is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

Should the move go ahead, the branch would open from 6am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 9pm on Sunday - offering an extra 62 hours of trading each week.

Regional manager Adrian Wales said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Langwith and we are confident that this new modern service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme - the largest in the history of the Post Office, and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”