CT Baker Group is pleased to announce it will operate a ‘pop-up’ Post Office counter service within its Bakers & Larners Department Store from Friday 26 June.
The Group has worked closely with colleagues from Post Office Ltd following the devastating fire at Budgens of Holt on Saturday 20 June which destroyed the store and resulted in the temporary loss of the only Post Office service in the market town.
Two pop-up Post Office counters will be situated on the ground floor in the menswear department of the store. The service will be run by CT Baker Budgens of Holt’s existing Post Office staff who will be familiar to many of its regular customers.
The service will include mail services, withdrawals, deposits and payments, bill payments and travel insurance referral service. Further services will be available at Post Offices in nearby Sheringham and Cromer. Customers are currently being signposted to High Kelling Post Office which is located close to Holt Medical Practice. Information on branch services can be found at www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder
Laura Tarling, Post Office External Issues Manager, said: “The whole town was shocked by the major fire that destroyed Holt’s popular supermarket and we thank Bakers & Larners who quickly offered us alternative premises for a Post Office. We have pulled out the stops and we are finalising plans for a pop-up Post Office for Holt, which is due to open later this week as we know how important Post Office services are to a community.”
Jane Gurney-Read, Managing Director for CT Baker Group, said: “I have been acutely aware that many people have been rightly concerned at the loss of the only Post Office in Holt, and I am pleased that following positive discussions with Post Office Ltd, we have been able to reinstate the service very quickly. Our Post Office staff are looking forward to serving their customers again, and providing a vital service to our local community from within Bakers & Larners of Holt.”
Opening hours for the Post Office service will be 9.30am – 5pm, Monday – Friday and 9.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday. Car parking is available at Bakers & Larners of Holt and is currently free of charge.