Southwold Post office is set for a major refurbishment in January. The work will lead to a brighter, more modern Post Office which will be open seven days a week. To enable the work to take place, the Post Office will close at 5.30pm on Monday 11th January and will remain closed until lunchtime on Wednesday 27th January. Don't worry, Spots will remain open for the majority of the refurbishment project however the nearest full time Post Office will be in Halesworth. Anglian buses operate an hourly service to Halesworth. If, however, anybody is unable to use this they should let Post Office staff know and they will liaise with The Voluntary Help Centre to see if an alternative arrangement can be made.
When the Southwold works are completed, services will be provided from a new-style Main Post Office benefitting from an open plan counter in addition to a counter similar to the existing one. A Post Office position will also be situated alongside the shop counter. The move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments. By opening until 5.30pm on Saturday and from 10.00 until 4.00pm on Sundays, the Post Office will be open for an additional eleven hours each week.
We know how important having a Post Office is to residents of Southwold, Reydon and the surrounding area. By making this change we will be able to meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.