Plan to modernise village post office is welcomed by MP

08:28 23 June 2014

Sir Jim Paice speaking in Parliament

Sir Jim Paice speaking in Parliament

Archant

South East Cambridgeshire MP Sir Jim Paice has welcomed plans to modernise Bottisham Post Office.

The proposals are part a national investment plan for Post Office branches and work has already been carried out on branches in Sutton and Isleham over the past year.

Under the plans for Bottisham, services will be offered from a new till on the retail counter, rather than from separated screened counters.

The branch would also be open for longer - from Monday to Sunday, 6am-8pm.

The current opening times are: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am– 12:30pm.

The Post Office has launched a consultation and review period before a final decision is made, giving residents an opportunity to have a say on the plans.

The deadline for responses has been set at July 9.

Sir Jim said: “The post office provides vital services in our communities, particularly in places like Bottisham. I am pleased that the proposed changes include longer opening hours.

“I would encourage local residents to engage with the Post Office consultation period to ensure that this important service continues to meet Bottisham’s needs.”

The branch may need to close for approximately three days during August and/or September 2014 while the refurbishment takes place. An information poster will be put up in branch at least two weeks before the refurbishment takes place.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct the last of 4 warrants searching for drugs., 
Ely, Littleport, 
29/04/2016
Picture by Terry Harris.

Yet more arrests were made in Littleport as the curtain came down on East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest operation in their crackdown on drug related crime - Operation Edison.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Police arrest a suspect (Mr Ian Clarke ) on for the offences of possessing class A and class B drugs  Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
71 Heron Croft, Soham
28/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

A man was arrested in Soham last Thursday for possession of a class A and B drugs, alongside handling stolen goods as part of East Cambridgeshire Police’s latest crack-down.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Police enter the property. Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
85 Kingfisher Drive, Soham
27/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Two men were arrested for being in possession of a class B drug, namely cannabis, during a police raid in Soham.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Police conduct searches of suspected drug users outside the property. Operation Edison, Cambridgeshire Police conduct drug warrants at various addresses in Cambridgeshire,
17 Springhead Lane, Ely
26/04/2016. 
Picture by Terry Harris.

Suspected drug dealers across East Cambridgeshire were targeted in a series of police raids this week.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up