I’ve had a meeting with senior officials at the Post Office in relation to the provision of their services across Blackpool.
The Post Office branch in WH Smith in Bank Hey Street is due to close in January and this will mean that there are no branches in the town centre.
This follows the closure of the Marton branch and the Post Office branch on Waterloo Road over the last few years.
The Post Office are actively trying to reopen branches in all three locations. In particular, reopening a branch in the town centre is an absolute priority for them. Good progress is being made towards securing new provision but it is likely that there will be a short period of time between the branch in WH Smith closing and a new branch opening.
I’m doing everything I can to work with the Post Office to ensure that a town centre branch - and those in Waterloo and Marton - are reopened as soon as possible. Once further information is available I’ll provide an update.
The three nearest branches to the current town centre Blackpool branch are:
- Revoe, 43 Central Drive, Blackpool
- Dickson Road, 317 Dickson Road, Blackpool
- Whitegate Drive, 27 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.