Post office could be on the move

WALLSEND Post Office looks set to relocate from the Forum Shopping Centre to nearby High Street West.

Consultation over the proposed move is now under way.

A post office spokesman said: “The area in which the branch is located is due to undergo a redevelopment, and our current partner has advised us that it wishes to end its contract to provide post office services.

“However, a new agent has been appointed to provide post office services from a new convenience store in High Street West.

“Our priority is to safeguard post office services to the local community in the longer term.

“The relocation of Wallsend Post Office will allow us to maintain access to post office services and to improve existing facilities.”

The public consultation period will run until Tuesday, September 13. To take part, e-mail consultation@postoffice.co.uk or call 08457 223344.