Changes to Mid Sussex Post office branches announced

JPCT 250214 Cuckfield Post Office to re-open. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 250214 Cuckfield Post Office to re-open. Photo by Derek Martin

The Post Office has announced that its outreach service in Bolney, could relocate to Bolney Wine Estate, while Cuckfield Post office is re-opening after months of closure.

At present a Hosted Outreach service is available from The Street, Bolney, but ‘these premises will soon no longer be available for Post Office use’, it is stated.

Instead the Hurstpierpoint Subpostmaster helped identify new premises at Bolney Wine Estate, off Foxhole Lane.

This would involve him visiting Bolney Post Office at fixed times during the week to offer the service from the ‘host’ location.

The proposed hours for this are: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10.00-13.30.

A month long consultation starts this week, with Post Office field change advisor Caroline Hoare, saying: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Bolney and we are confident the hosted outreach service at this new location will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future. The Post Office has made a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

Meanwhile,Cuckfield Post Office, High Street, Cuckfield , will re-open as ‘a new local-style open-plan branch on Wednesday march 26’.

The former branch closed ‘due to operational reasons’ in October 2013.