A NEW location for a city post office has been proposed.

The Post Office wants to relocate Petteril Bank Post Office to a new location with longer opening hours.

The newly named Cumwhinton branch will offer Post Office products and services during shop opening hours from an open-plan till at the shop counter instead of from a separate screened counter.

The proposed new location for the branch is McColls Retail Group on Cumwhinton Road in Harraby - 300 metres from its current location on Petteril Bank Road.

Should the move go ahead, the branch would open, seven days a week, from 7am – 10pm Monday to Sunday. This would offer 105 hours of Post Office service every week.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

Adam Williams, Post Office account executive said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.”

He added: “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.”

During the public consultation, the Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal.

The consultation will close on May 3.

Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 207410.

Submissions can also be made via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk

Or by post to Freepost Your Comments, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Earlier this year, John and Karolina Thompson took over the post office on Central Avenue in Harraby.

They are now the new Post Master and Post Mistress of 34, Central Avenue.

They have now opened a cafe on the site called Cafe Central.

Mr Thompson said: “I grew up in Harraby and I think Central Avenue is a real hub.

“It’s the perfect place for a cafe.

“We are delighted to be running the post office and being able to keep this service for people in the area.”