FINALLY BACK: New Birkenhead Post Office opens it’s doors
Inside the new Post Office in Birkenhead, Wirral, Image: The Post Office
The Post Office is back in Birkenhead town centre, five months after the town’s previous branch closed.
Yesterday the new Post Office, at 6 Princes Pavement in the Grange Precinct, opened its doors to customers.
The news ends a period of more than five months without a Post Office in the town centre, after the branch located inside the WHSmith store, which is also no longer there, closed on June 5.
Before the previous branch closed, Birkenhead and Tranmere councillor Pat Cleary said he was getting “lots of traffic” from residents and businesses concerned about the impact losing the Post Office would have on Birkenhead.
This concern was made worse given the huge plans to regenerate the town, which include proposals for 651 homes, a new site for Birkenhead Market and high quality office space.
Some feared the loss of a Post Office will call into question the attractiveness of the town centre as a place to redevelop and transform.
It is hoped that this new branch, which is only a temporary service, will ease those concerns.
The new Post Office’s opening hours are 9am-5.30pm from Monday to Friday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.
Karl Haddon, Post Office network provision lead, said: “We are delighted to have restored Post Office services to central Birkenhead as we know how important a Post Office is to residents and businesses.”
Words: George Morgan, Local Democracy Reporter
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