Date set for Keighley post office switch

Keighley Post Office

Keighley Post Office

First published in Keighley

Keighley’s main post office will relocate in the town’s WH Smith store next week.

The Towngate premises will close on Wednesday and the new facility will open the following day.

Campaigners fought unsuccessfully to keep the existing post office, claiming axeing it would be a disaster for the town.

They feared the move would lead to an inferior service and that there would be insufficient room within the WH Smith store in the Airedale Shopping Centre for postal provision.

But Post Office Ltd says the layout of the books and stationery store is being reconfigured to create space for seven counters and a queue area.

Shopping centre manager Steve Seymour said he was pleased post office provision was being retained in the town centre.

“If we had lost the post office altogether it would have been criminal,” he said.

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5:26pm Thu 17 Apr 14

dotdotdotdash says...

The relocation of the Post Office may or may not lead to an inferior service. The privatisation of the Post Office will definitely lead to an inferior service. Post Office Ltd. is there primarily to make money, not to provide a service.
The relocation of the Post Office may or may not lead to an inferior service. The privatisation of the Post Office will definitely lead to an inferior service. Post Office Ltd. is there primarily to make money, not to provide a service. dotdotdotdash
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