The Fryern Hill Post Office in Chandler’s Ford will close at 1 p.m. today.
The Sub-Postmaster resigned last Tuesday. The Post Office put in a temporary sub-postmaster – but the current premises are being withdrawn from 1 p.m. today Wednesday.
This is all a big surprise to everyone and incredibly short notice. I spoke to post office management as soon as I heard and they say this is only a temporary closure. They have a plan for a replacement by January. I asked, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be possible to get a temporary post office in the meantime – for example in the Waitrose car park (although I’ve spoken to Eastleigh Borough Council to see what they might be able to do to help). In the meantime the Post Office are suggesting people go to nearby post offices such as the one in Bournemouth Road instead.
The irony is that the post office are trying to close Bournemouth Road. What would they have done if this had happened a few months later?