Locals welcome return of Cleethorpes Post Office
Locals and regulars have welcomed the return of the Post Office to Cleethorpes, as the branch opened its doors on St Peters Avenue in Cleethorpes.
The Post Office, opened today, November 25 at 1pm, at William’s Newsagents who welcomed a steady stream of customers even before its opening.
Many who attended the shop spoke of how ‘vital’ a Post Office is, and how reliant some can be, with one customer even popping in just to welcome them back.
Owner of William’s, Maria spoke of how pleased she was to see the branch return to Cleethorpes, she said I’m really pleased and happy that we able to provide the service again for the local customers.’
‘We’ve had positive feedback, people have been coming in for the last couple of weeks thinking it was here already, so we know we are going to have that customer base.’ she added.
Speaking at the time of the announcement a spokesperson for William’s said:”We are proud to announce we have been successful with our application to have the Cleethorpes Post office counter situated within our store. The counters should be installed some time over the next three months.
“Thank you to all our customers for their continued support we are looking forward to meeting new Post Office customers.” The news was met by excitement from residents who were looking forward to the service returning.”
The Post Office will be replacing the Cleethorpes High Street premises which closed earlier this year following the resignation of the Post Master, much to the disappointment of locals.
Now, the facility opened its doors to the public earlier today which at 1pm.
The opening hours of the new branch will be Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm; Sunday: 9am – 1pm. This will offer 52 hours of Post Office service a week.
There will be two Post Office counters inside the convenience store.
Allison Wallace, Post Office Network Provision Manager, added: “We are delighted to be restoring a Post Office to this area as we know how important a Post Office is to a community.”
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