As part of Co-op‘s rolling programme, the West Bergholt branch will get a refurb starting on Monday 16th March. This means that the Post Office will close at 2 pm on Saturday 14th, and the Co-op at 10 pm on Sunday 15th. They will both reopen at 9 am on Tuesday 31st March.
The ATM/Cashpoint will undoubtedly run out at some point and not be replenished until the store is reopened.
We have asked the Co-op’s Head Office for more details about the refurb and they have agreed to keep in communication with the Parish Council throughout the refurbishment. Apart from the Costa machine & PO returning, we still know little about what changes might be made.
The nearest alternative store providing basic needs is Ash’s on Colchester Road. Other options are the two Spar/Esso stores, one on Bergholt Road and the other in Eight Ash Green; these are also the nearest alternative ATMs.
There are your two recommended options for Post Offices; your preference might be based on whether or not you can park conveniently:
|9 Middleborough, CO1 1QT||Pay & Display||6 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday|
|The Causeway, Great Horkesley, CO6 4BJ||Forecourt parking||9 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday
9 am – 1 pm Saturday
Both will offer all the basic services but not:
- Car Tax,
- On-demand travel insurance,
- Travel money (apart from Euros),
- National Lottery (Middleborough).
You can read the Post Office’s full announcement here.