End of an era as date for closure of Colnbrook Post Office announced

Colnbrook Post Office will close on March 14 with services transferring to the Nisa Local, the Slough Observer reports.

Colnbrook Post Office on Park Street is set to close on March 14.

Colnbrook Post Office on Park Street is set to close on March 14.

The Post Office has announced  week it was announced that Colnbrook Post Office on Park Street will close for good on Saturday, March 14.

Colnbrook Views broke the news last June that Post Office bosses were considering the closure.  A consultation took place in October and November into proposals to move services to the Nisa Local.

A new style Post Office service will be provided from the nearby Nisa Local in Bridge Street, starting at 1pm on Monday, March 16.  The move was originally expected to take place in January or early February.

An end of an era it might be, but the new Post Office counter service will be open for an extra 71 hours a week – from 6am-11pm Monday to Friday, 7am-11pm Saturday and Sunday – although not all products and services will be available and for these a trip to Langley or Slough will be needed.

Post Office regional network manager Will Russell believes the new service will be popular with customers but the Battoos appear to have ruled out keeping a shop on the premises.  The intention now (according to the Observer) is to lease the premises for use as a family store – ironically in competition with the Nisa.

A Post Office has been on the site since 1957.  Narinder Singh Battoo, 77, and his family have run the Post Office for the last 33 years.  They were awarded the Colnbrook Community Cup in 2002.

 

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