A post office is set to open in Reigate on Friday 21 August, bringing the service back to the town centre after what will be a gap of just over five months.
The new facility will be at 22 Church Street, a former print shop, which will be refurbished to become a shop selling cards and stationery as well as a post office.
The store will contain two full-screen Post Office counters in a dedicated area.
Another counter alongside the retail counter will also offer most Post Office services.
Opening hours will be:
- main counters: 9am – 5.30pm (Monday-Saturday)
- counter in retail area: 8am – 8pm (Monday to Saturday), 10.30am – 4.30pm (Sundays)
There will also be a machine for scanning biometric details for driving licence renewals.
The Post Office has said that “an experienced postmaster” is taking on the site, and that he already works in that role in East Grinstead.
More details of the plans can be found in a consultation which closes on Friday 12 August.
“We are looking for feedback about accessibility, local community issues and anything that we can do to make life easier for our customers,” the Post Office said.
The town centre’s previous post office was at Martin’s in the High Street, but both that and the newsagent closed in March 2020 following a decision by national retailer McColl’s.
Since then the Post Office, the borough council and Reigate Business Guild have been among those who have expressed support for the return of the service, with the Post Office advertising for a replacement.
Ahead of the opening in Church Street, details of alternative branches, such as Woodhatch and Linkfield Corner, are on the Post Office’s branch finder.