Posts Tagged ‘post office’

Survey proves demand for better post office services

Posted on Thursday 24th November 2011 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Post office at Bradley Pavillions, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

A public consultation on the provision of post office services in Bradley Stoke has demonstrated an overwhelming demand for a larger post office in the town.

The survey, conducted by the Town Council between August and October this year, saw 92.7% of the 273 respondents express the view that there is a need for a larger post office in Bradley Stoke.

A clear majority (68.1%) specifically said they would like to see a large post office at the Willow Brook Centre, a proportion that increases to 76.6% if those that expressed two or more locational preferences are included.

The town’s only current post office, within the Tesco Express store at Bradley Pavillions, Pear Tree Road, is criticised by many of the respondents for being too small and offering an inadequate range of services for a town the size of Bradley Stoke.

Parking facilities at the existing North Bradley Stoke post office are condemned by many respondents as inadequate and there are numerous complaints of people experiencing long waiting times at the two window facility.

The consultation was carried out after Cllr Tom Aditya, newly elected in May this year, raised the matter at July’s Full Council meeting, having campaigned as a resident for better post office facilities since as long ago as 2007.

The Town Council has now agreed to send the results of the consultation to the Royal Mail, Tesco, the Willow Brook Centre and the local MP.

Royal Mail and Tesco reluctant to change the status quo »

Share this article:

UK_Best stuff in your city_468x60

Oasis Driving School, Bristol.
Bradley Stoke Journal 6 & 11-year anniversary (2019).
Ocean Estate Agents, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.