Following the closure of the Westway Co-op and subsequently the Post Office Counter in June, there has been a team working tirelessly in the background in order to get a counter opened again in the centre of town, which we are pleased to report is now open for business.
Sarah Wilkins, the Postmaster of Portway Post Office is behind the reopening of the Westway counter and said: “It’s brilliant that we’ve been able to reopen the Westway as a temporary branch while a new sponsor and home for the permanent replacement is found. It has certainly been challenging and is only possible thanks to the landlord offering the space while the building remains unleased. The premises are a little challenging and may look a little odd due to Coop ripping out most of the inside, but the team are keen to serve you. As the famous phrase goes: “A Post Office is not just for Christmas” please support your local independent businesses.”
Frome Town Cllr Mark Dorrington added: “The team have made such a sterling effort in reopening this great community asset, we applaud all your hard work and determination. Now we need the customers use this valuable resource, as it’s important people use it over the next six months for it to continue after February.”
All normal Post Office services are available at the reopened branch, and they hope online services such as driving licence renewal, passport and ID provision are available by the end of October. In the meantime, both Post Office teams at Westway and Portway can help with the manual version of all of these. Both branches can offer withdrawals, balances and deposits for most high street banks giving free access to cash during normal opening hours. Additionally, currency is now available in the form of travel money, cards and cash. Euros and US Dollars are available in branch with most other currencies available to order.
The opening hours are Monday to Friday: 10am – 3.30pm; Saturday: 9am – 12.30pm.