Posted: Tue 19th Jul 2016

Shotton to get new Post Office after almost a year of waiting

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 19th, 2016

A Post Office will make a welcome return to Shotton after almost a year of waiting. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Shotton Post Office on Chester Road West closed last September after postmistress of 47 years Margaret Margarson decided to retire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Her late husband John, was the Post Master at Queensferry Post Office which closed and moved into the Spar shop on Station Road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

From September 2 Shotton will once again have a post office service when a branch opens at H A Crook Pharmacy on Chester Road East. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It’s great to know constituents in Shotton will soon have easy access to post office services on their doorsteps once again,” said Carl Sargeant AM. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It’s been almost a year since the long-serving post mistress retired and I know Post Office have been working hard since then discussing options with local businesses to try to provide a service for people in Shotton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It’s welcome news that Mr Hook and Post Office have reached an agreement to provide this service and especially that opening hours will be considerably extended to 51 hours a week. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It will be a lot more convenient for people in Shotton who are currently having to travel to Connah’s Quay, Queensferry or Aston to use the services they need.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Post Office will open at the H A Crook Pharmacy at 1pm on Friday, September 2. T ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

he internal layout will be completely accessible to the elderly and wheelchair users and staff will be fully trained to Post Office standards. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Post Office serving point will operate alongside the retail till and extensive services will be available Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm and Saturday 8.30am-12pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A very small amount of services not available at this branch are available at Connahs Quay Post Office, 6 Redhall Shopping Centre, Connahs Quay, Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday 7am-10pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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