A PROPOSAL has been made to close a village post office and move services to a nearby shop.

The Post Office is considering closing its premises in Langley Moor and moving services to the Premier convenience store in High Street.

It says the change will make it easier for customers as services will not be available seven days a week.

Ian Murphy, Post Office area network change manager said: “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.

He added: “We are confident that this move will meet customer needs.”

A six-week consultation is being held to allow people to give their views on the proposed change.

Should the move go ahead, the branch will be open seven days a week from 6am to 11pm Monday to Sunday and will offer banking services for personal customers and small businesses as well as other post office services.

Products and services would be available from an open-plan till at the shop counter, rather than from a separate screened counter.

The Post Office is inviting customers and interested parties to provide feedback of any issues they would like considered before a final decision is taken.

The six-week public consultation closes on July 5.

People can share their views by visiting postofficeviews.co.uk, using the branch code 183313.

Submissions can also be made via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.