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Feltwell Village focus.''FL; Berkeley Zych, Christine Parker, Sue Garland, Terrance Shapland look at the scale modle of the new community centre. ENGANL00520130209114947
Feltwell Village focus.''FL; Berkeley Zych, Christine Parker, Sue Garland, Terrance Shapland look at the scale modle of the new community centre. ENGANL00520130209114947

Feltwell post office is on the move next year and will be housed in a convenience store offering longer hours of operation.

The post office is moving to the One Stop store in the village, some 330m from its current location.

It will be a modern open-plan branch with Post Office services provided from a till at the counter, rather than the traditional screened counter.

Also on offer will be some banking services, Transcash, and parcel services.

Services  will be provided throughout shop  opening hours Monday  to  Sunday, 7am-9pm. 

This is  an  extra  58  hours  and  30  minutes  a  week  of  Post  Office  service including  all­-day Sunday and Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

The branch will also be open at lunchtimes.

The current branch closes on Tuesday, March 1, with the new branch opening the following day at 1pm.

Public consultation about the switch raised concerns about parking and traffic congestion at the new location.

There was also concern about privacy within the open plan store.

Other feedback however was supportive of easier access and more spacious premises.

The Post Office said it thought that the arrangements for parking were very similar to the current arrangements.