Wallasey Post Office to reopen and Grange Precinct PO Counter future not secure

Grove Road Post Office in Wallasey will re-open this month under new management to restore vital services to the local community.

The branch named Grove Road Post Office is actually at 260, Wallasey Village, Wallasey. It closed temporarily in March 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A new Postmaster has now been appointed and the branch will reopen on 23 February, 2021.

The opening hours will be Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm and Saturday: 9:00am – 12:30pm and a wide range of products and services will be available.

Sarah Cottrell, Post Office Network Provision Manager, said, “We are delighted to be restoring Post Office service to the Wallasey area.”

Grange Precinct Post Office. Image credit: www.fotopiaimages.com

Meanwhile, WHSmith is set to close its Grange Road, Birkenhead store in July 2021 meaning that the Post Office counter there will also close. 

In November 2020, when the store’s closure was announced, a Post Office spokesperson said, “The operator for Birkenhead Post Office [WHSmith] has just announced the difficult decision to close their store, where the Post Office is based, in July 2021.”

The search for a new operator for the Birkenhead Post Office continues.

A Post Office spokesperson said, “We know how important a Post Office is to a community and the vacancy is advertised on www.runapostoffice.co.uk.”

A petition has been set up by Emily Gleaves to encourage the Post Office to do more to recruit a new operator for a Post Office in Birkenhead. She said, “As a regular customer at this Post Office for my business needs I have seen how vital this service is for local residents and businesses.

“After listening to feedback from people in the area is has become apparent that not everyone has the ability to travel to other Post Offices, cutting them off from this service all together.

“The town centre is easily accessible to all and I feel it needs to stay especially as regenerations plans for the town centre is underway and the absence would have a detrimental impact on the wider community.”

If you are interested in operating a Post Office in Grange Road, you can see the details here –> https://runapostoffice.co.uk/branch/birkenhead-post-office-birkenhead-ch41-2xx

If you would like to sign the petition, you can do so here.

Main Image: Grove Road Post Office, 260 Wallasey Village: GOOGLE