A proposal for the relocation of a Bath city centre Post Office branch has been submitted.
The City of Bath Post Office is to be moved from its existing premises in Northgate Street to the WHSmith store on Union Street, where it will be known as Bath Post Office.
This branch is to be run by the high street retailer, with extended opening hours–including opening on a Sunday.
It is scheduled to open in April 2019.
From now till December 19, there will be a public consultation on the proposals.
The Bath Post Office will be located at 7, Union Street, Bath, BA1 1RT and will open every day from Monday through Saturday 9:00am-5:30pm; and Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm.
There are two entrances to the Union Street location–one with steps, one without.
Inside, there will be low level serving counters, a low level writing desk and hearing loops available.
It also has accessible and affordable parking nearby; Kingsmead Square car park which has 90 spaces and Broad Street car park with 48 spaces as well as spaces for people with disabilities.
Additional facilities include five self-service kiosks for mail transactions including home shopping returns and bill payments.
There will be six serving positions in total–two screened and four open plan.
Roger Gale, Post Office’s Network and Sales Director, said that he believes this proposed move is the “best approach to keeping post offices in main shopping locations and at the heart of communities where they play an important role in local economies.”