BOSSES have confirmed that Whitstable’s Crown Post Office will close temporarily at the end of April, leaving residents and business without a town centre service. The Gladstone Road site is due to close on Wednesday, April 29, but no alternative venue, either temporary or long-term, has been found, sparking outrage among campaigners. A Post Office spokesman said:
“We are committed to keeping Post Office services in Whitstable and we are currently looking for an alternative location for the branch, where it would be run until a long-term franchise partner is found. We have engaged with Kent County Council about a potential site for the branch and we are currently speaking with Canterbury City Council about the provision of one of our temporary units as a temporary measure while we work to find a long-term solution for the area.”
The alternative sites for residents to use after the post office closes on April 29 are in Tankerton Road, Joy Lane and Herne Bay Road.
Herne Bay Times, April 8th 2015