Fleckney Post Office: Proposed move to new premises & branch modernisation

Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough, has received the following information from Post Office Ltd regarding the proposed relocation and branch modernisation of Fleckney Post Office.




Rt Hon Sir Edward Garnier QC MP - Member of Parliament for Harborough


19 July 2016


Dear Sir Edward

Fleckney Post Office®

14 High Street, Fleckney, Leicester, LE8 8AJ

Proposed move to new premises & branch modernisation


I’m writing to let you know that we are proposing with the Postmaster’s agreement to move the above Post Office branch to a new location - Mercury News, 3 High Street, Fleckney, Leicester, LE8 8AJ. I’m pleased to tell you that if the move goes ahead, subject to consultation, it will change to one of our new local style branches.


This change is part of a major programme of modernisation taking place across the Post Office network, the largest in the history of Post Office Ltd. The Programme is underpinned by Government investment and will see up to 8,000 branches modernised and additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.


What will this mean for customers?


    • Post Office services will be offered from two tills on the retail counter in a modern open plan branch
    • Longer opening hours
    • The majority of Post Office products and services will still be available
    • Improved accessibility


Consulting on the proposed new location:

We’re now starting a 6 week local public consultation and would like you to tell us what you think about the suitability of the proposed new location. Before we finalise our plans, we would really like to hear your views on the proposed location, particularly on the following areas:


o   How suitable you think the new location and premises are and how easy it is to get there?

o   Are the new premises easy for you to get into and is the inside easily accessible?

o   Do you have any concerns about the new location?

o   If so, do you have any suggestions that could help us make it better for you?

o   Any local community issues which you think could be affected by the proposed move

o   Anything you particularly like about the proposed change


I’ve enclosed an information sheet that provides more details about the new location and the range of products that will be available. If you have any comments or questions, please email or write to me via our Communication and Consultation team, whose contact details are below. Please note that your comments will not be kept confidential unless you expressly ask us to do so by clearly marking them “In Confidence”. Any information we receive will be considered as we finalise our plans for the new branch. Other people in your organisation may be interested in this proposal, so please let them know about it.


You can share your views on the proposed move through our easy and convenient new online questionnaire via the link below. When entering the site you will be asked to enter the code for this branch: 19721799




Dates for local public consultation:


    • Local Public Consultation starts 20 July 2016
    • Local Public Consultation ends 7 September 2016
    • Proposed month of change November/December 2016


In this instance we have extended public consultation by one calendar week to allow for the summer holiday period. Therefore, if you do wish to contact me, please note that 07/09/2016 is the closing date for all enquiries.


Posters and leaflets will now be displayed in branch to let customers know about the changes and to ask their views. I’ve included information about the Code of Practice over the page and copies of the Code will also be available in branch.


Thank you for considering our proposal. At the end of the consultation I’ll be in touch again to let you know our final plans.


Yours sincerely


Regional Network Manager