A PUBLIC consultation is underway on the proposed relocation of Alcester Post Office.

If the plans go ahead, the Post Office would move their current branch at 36 High Street to 30 High Street.

This would create a modern branch with extended opening hours, 40 metres from its current site.

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

The new Alcester Post Office would have three serving positions, a mixture of one modern screened, one open plan and a Post Office service point located at the retail counter.

Opening hours will increase by an extra 17 hours a week.

Opening times would be 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, with selected Post Office products and services available from the retail counter during shop opening hours which are 7am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Post Office regional manager Suzanne Richardson said: "We're confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.

She added: "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."

"This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office."

During the public consultation, 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 July 4. Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 153246.