Say goodbye to the “biggest smiles in the village” as the Battoos end 35 year association with Park Street
The Battoos are ending their 35-year association with Colnbrook after offering a lease on their shop in Park Street. Narinder Singh Battoo and Mohinder Kaur Battoo are set for retirement having run the shop and former post office from 1981. Following the loss of the Post Office in 2015, son Satinder Battoo said the family would still “serve the Biggest Smiles In The Village!!!”.
Police and Trading Standards are “adopting” post offices in Slough, including Colnbrook’s Bridge Street post office, under a new scheme launched yesterday.
A major new residential development off Colnbrook’s Park Street is being recommended for approval at the meeting of the Planning Committee next Thursday.
The owner of the Post Office at Brands Hill fended off an armed robbery with an umbrella last Sunday, the Slough Observer reports.
The replacement Post Office in the Nisa Local on Bridge Street has got off to a shaky start with unfavourable comparisons being made to the old service.
The Post Office at Brands Hill was officially reopened last week following its transformation into the new extended-opening “local” format. The post office in Park Street, Colnbrook, closes for good on Saturday, March 14. A second new “local” format service in the parish will open from the Nisa Local in Bridge Street, from 1pm on Monday, March 16.
Colnbrook Post Office will close on March 14 with services transferring to the Nisa Local. The Battoos have ruled out keeping a shop themselves but may let the premises as store to compete with Nisa!
The Post Office is planning to close its current branch in Bridge Street and move to a new over the counter service in the Nisa Local in January or February 2015.
The Government has announced that it will make an order giving powers to town and parish councils to submit proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 “shortly” despite a disappointing response to a consultation carried out last year.
The Post Office has today unveiled details of its three new current accounts including an ‘inclusive’ product designed specifically for lower income customers. However, provider Bank of Ireland has been strongly criticised recently for possible mis-selling.