Local McColl’s and Post Office to close
The Immingham McColl’s and Post Office will close its door permanently in the new year after it was announced that 132 McColl’s stores across the country would shut down.
Situated on Kennedy Way, McColl’s will close in January 2023, leaving the town without a post office.
Morrisons made the decision to close the convenience stores as they were making losses and had no realistic prospect of making money.
The retail chain said the shop would remain open for the Christmas period but that it would close in the new year.
A Post Office spokesperson said: “We regret to confirm that Morrisons have taken the difficult decision to close some McColl’s stores that hosted Post Offices, due to the unprofitability of the retail in that store, not helped by the difficult high street conditions facing retailers. Morrisons have confirmed that they will keep Kennedy Way Post Office open throughout the Christmas period and that it will close in the New Year.
“We will undertake an assessment of the local area and will be working closely with nearby postmasters to support them with the likely increase in footfall for both their Post Office and their own retail services and will review requirements for the local community. There are two alternative Post Offices that customers can use in the New Year.
“South Killingholme Post Office is open between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday between 9am and 12.30pm. We recognise that this is a 20-minute bus ride away. Keelby Post Office is open from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 8am until 10pm on Sundays.”
This is the latest blow for the town as the Lloyds branch on Kennedy Way will be closing for good on Tuesday, November 15.