Jersey News, 20 April 2010 – The sub-post office in the Central Market is to be moved to the Co-Op Homemaker Store in nearby Don Street.
The new service in the Co-Op will open on Tuesday 4 May but the existing one in the market will not close its doors until 30 June. There will be no redundancies as the four employees are on short-term contracts.
The Managing Director of Postal Business at Jersey Post, Ian Carr, said the move would enable the company to deliver improved access to the town community in the most efficient way possible.
‘The location of a sub-post office must be made on a firm commercial footing. By moving this one to the Homemaker store we will be able to expand opening hours. Jersey Post is committed to improving access to its varied retail services which include banking, bill payments, foreign exchange and Moneygram. The Co-Op is an established commercial partner with eight sub-post offices located Islandwide in its stores and we are delighted to be working with them yet again to improve access to postal services,’ he said.
The new instore sub-post office will comprise three counters and will be located on the ground floor. It will be open six-days a week, including Thursday afternoons.
In a further development to improve access to postal services in the town centre, the Post Office in Broad Street will open half-an-hour earlier, six days a week, from 8 am.
These changes are part of a wider retail strategy to improve efficiencies due to continuing decline in demand, whilst making sure these valuable services are still provided.