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There was a six-week consultation

Post Offices shake-up

Decisions on major changes to the post office network across Tyneside and Northumberland have now been made. Here are the full details.

On Tuesday 2 September 2008, Post Office Ltd announced its decisions about the future of branches across the region.

It followed a six-week public consultation which ended on 11 August.

Here are the full details of the announcement.

There is one change from the original proposals:

One branch originally proposed for closure – Blackhall Mill, 14 River View, Blackhall Mill, NE17 7TL, will now remain open, following a review of the issues raised during consultation.

Therefore, Post Office Ltd is proposing the closure of another branch: St Anthony's, Nisa Supermarket, 1327 Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3JX.  A six-week period of local public consultation will commence shortly on the proposed closure of this branch.

The following 56 branches will now close under this area plan:

Longframlington (temporarily closed), Longframlington News, Rothbury Road, Longframlington, Alnwick, NE65 8AE
North Broomhill  (temporarily closed), 6 Turnbull Buildings, North Broomhill, Morpeth, NE65 9UR
North Sunderland, 165 Main Street, North Sunderland, Seahouses, NE68 7TU
Scremerston, 29 Armstrong Court, Scremerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2RR
Crookhill, 16 Crookhill Terrace, Ryton, NE40 3ER
Winlaton Mill, 5a Noel Avenue, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 6SH
Bates Cottages, Holywell, Whitley Bay, NE25 0LW
Nelson Village, 81-87 Arcot Avenue, Nelson Village, Cramlington, NE23 1EY
Allerdene, 7 Trafford Road, Allerdene, Gateshead, NE9 6NF
Sheriff Hill, 102 Sheriffs Highway, Gateshead, NE9 5SD
Horsley, The Crown And Anchor, Horsley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 0NS
Otterburn (temporarily closed), Chevy Chase, Otterburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE19 1NP
Ovingham, Village Store, Main Street, Ovingham, Prudhoe, NE42 6AA
Sinderhope, Burnfoot, Sinderhope, Hexham, NE47 9SB
West Wylam Colliery, West Wylam, Prudhoe, NE42 5HT
Whitfield (temporarily closed), Bearsbridge, Whitfield, Hexham, NE47 8HA
Station Road, 4 Station Terrace, East Boldon, NE36 0LD
Victoria Road West, 4 Hartleyburn Avenue, Hebburn, NE31 2NJ
Clayton Road, 9 Clayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4RP
Howard Street, 261-262 St Anne's Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2QX
Kenton Road, 163 Kenton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4NQ
Union Society, Union Society Building, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Kings Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QB
Walkerville, 1054 Shields Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4SR
Brunswick Village, 12 Grey Street, Brunswick Village, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 7DT
Garden Village, 69-71 Hollywood Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 5BS
Walbottle, 2 Bankhead Road, Walbottle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8JJ
West Denton, 128 The Roman Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 5AD
Harton Village, 179a Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD
Westoe Road, 59 Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 4LU
Sunderland Road, 328 Sunderland Road, Gateshead, NE8 3QP
Monkseaton, 17 Front Street, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, NE25 8AQ
Wilton Drive, 71 Wilton Drive, Whitley Bay, NE25 9NX
College Place, 2 College Place, Ashington, NE63 9PD
Mitford (temporarily closed), Community Centre, Fontside, Mitford, Morpeth, NE61 3PS
Scotland Gate, 3 Frances Ville, Scotland Gate, Choppington, NE62 5ST
St Mary's Field, 34 Church Walk, High Church, Morpeth, NE61 2LG

The following 24 branches will be replaced by an outreach outlet (such as a mobile post office):

Ancroft, Ancroft, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 2TG.
Outreach service point - Ancroft Mobile Service, car park at the rear of Ancroft Memorial Hall, Ancroft, TD15 2TG.
Operating times: Mon and Wed 10:45 – 11:45.

Bamburgh, The Victoria Hotel, 1 Front Street, Bamburgh, NE69 7BP.
Outreach service point - Bamburgh Mobile Service, driveway entrance to farm, Bamburgh Hall, Bamburgh, NE69 7AB
Operating times: Tue 13:30 – 14:30 and Thur 09:00 – 10:00.

Bardon Mill, Millfield Terrace, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HX.
Outreach service point - Bardon Mill Mobile Service, in the lay-by at the bottom of the road by the Railway Station, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HY.
Operating times: Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri 08:30 – 10:30; Wed 14:35 – 16:35.

Belsay, 12 The Arcade, Belsay, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 0DY.
Outreach service point - Belsay Hosted Service, 12 The Arcade, Belsay NE20 0DY.
Opening times: Mon to Fri 09:00 – 14:00; Sat 09:00 – 12:30

Blanchland, The Square, Blanchland, Consett DH8 9SR.
Outreach service point - Blanchland Partner Service, The Square, Blanchland, Consett DH8 9SR.
Opening times: Monday 08:00 – 16:30,Tue 08:00 – 12:30 and 15:00 – 16:30, Wed 08:00 – 12:30 and 15:00 – 16:30,Thur 08:00 – 16:30, Fri 08:00 – 16:30, Sat 08:00 – 16:30.

Colwell, Colwell Cottage, Colwell, Hexham, NE46 4TL.
Outreach service point: Colwell Mobile Service, in the lay-by opposite the current location.
Opening times: Tue 10:50 – 11:50, Fri 14:35 – 15:50.

Doddington, Doddington, Wooler, NE71 6AL.
Outreach service point: Doddington Mobile Service, Doddington Dairy car park, North Doddington Farm, Wooler, NE71 6AN.
Opening times: Mon 14:30 – 15:30, Thur 14:30 – 15:30.

Fourstones, Fourstones Service Station, Fourstones, Hexham, NE47 5DQ.
Outreach service point: Fourstones Mobile Service, behind the church where St. Aidan’s meets the main road – B6319, Hexham, NE47 5EB.
Opening times: Mon to Thur 14:35 – 15:50.

Gilsland, Burn Brae, Brampton, CA8 7BE.
Outreach service point: Gilsland Mobile Service, car park opposite the Station Hotel, Gilsland, CA8 7DS.
Opening times: Mon 12:00 – 15:00, Wed and Fri 09:00- 12.00.

Humshaugh, Humshaugh, Hexham, NE46 4AG.
Outreach service point: Humshaugh Mobile Service, in the car park of the Village Hall, Humshaugh, Hexham, NE46 4AD.
Opening times: Mon to Fri 12:45 – 14:25.

Langley-on-Tyne, Moss House, Langley-on-Tyne, Hexham, NE47 5NN.
Outreach service point: Langley-on-Tyne Mobile Service, on the driveway of Moss House
Opening times: Mon and Thur 10:50 – 11:50.

Longhorsley, 1 South Road, Longhorsley, Morpeth, NE65 8UW.
Outreach service point: Longhorsley Partner Service Longhorsley Village Store, East Road, Longhorsley, Morpeth, NE65 8SY.
Opening times: Mon and Tue 06:00 – 17:30,  Wed 06:00 – 14:30, Thur and Fri 06:00 – 17:30, Sat 06:00 – 14:30, Sun 08:00 – 12:30.

Lowick, Lowick Lodge, 26 Main Street, Lowick,  Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2UA.
Outreach service point: Lowick Mobile Service, White Swan Public House car park, 51 Main Street, Lowick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2UD.
Opening times: Mon 09:00 – 10:30, Tue 11:00 – 12:30, Wed 09:00 – 10:30, Thur 10:30 – 12:00, Fri 10:30 – 12:30.

Milfield, Main Road, Milfield, Wooler, NE71 6JD.
Outreach service point: Milfield Mobile Service, lay-by/pull-in at side of reading room, Milfield, Wooler, NE71 6HT.
Opening times: Mon 12:45 – 14:15, Tue 09:15 – 10:45, Wed and Thur 12:45 – 14:15,  Fri 09:15 – 10:15.

Netherton, Wayside, Netherton, Morpeth, NE65 7HB.
Outreach service point: Netherton Hosted Service, Netherton Village Hall, Netherton, Morpeth NE65 7EZ.
Opening times: to be confirmed.

Newton, Newton, Stocksfield, NE43 7UL.
Outreach service point: Newton Mobile Service, on the main street outside South Farm Cottage, Newton, Stocksfield, NE43 7UL.
Opening times: Tue 16:20 – 17:35, Sat 12:15 – 13:15.

Norham, The Post Office, 22a Castle Street, Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2LQ.
Outreach service point: Norham Mobile Service, parking bay outside the Masons Arms public house, 16 West Street, Norham, TD15 2LB.
Opening hours: Mon 09:00 – 11:00, Tue 14:00 – 16:00, Wed 09:00 – 11:00, Thur 14:00 – 16:00, Fri 09:00 – 11:00.

North Charlton, Brownieside, Chathill, NE67 5HW.
Outreach service point: North Charlton Mobile Service, access road/spare ground next to Brownieside Cottage, Brownieside, Chathill, NE67 5HW.
Opening times: Tue 14:45 – 15:45, Fri 13:30 – 14:30.

Scots Gap, Village Shop, Scots Gap, Morpeth, NE61 4EG.
Outreach service point: Scots Gap Hosted Service, Scots Gap Methodist Church.
Opening times: Wed 09:30 – 12:30, Fri 12:30 – 14:30.

Slaley, Slaley, Hexham, NE47 0AA.
Outreach service point: Slaley Mobile Service, in the Park Side residence, near to 1 Park Side, Slaley, Hexham, NE47 0BH.
Opening times: Mon to Fri 16:20 – 17:35.

Stannington, The Old Post Office, Church Road, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6HQ.
Outreach service point: Stannington Hosted Service, The Old Post Office, Church Road, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6HQ.
Opening times: Tue 09:15 – 12:45, Thur 11:30 – 15:30, Fri 09:30 – 12:00.

Whalton, Whalton, Morpeth, NE61 3XA.
Outreach service point: Whalton Hosted Service, Whalton Village Hall, Whalton, Morpeth, NE61 3XA.
Opening times: Thur 09:00 – 11:00.

last updated: 02/09/2008 at 12:08
created: 01/07/2008

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