Now that the post office at Premier Stores on Whitley Street has closed, the Whitley Pump no longer has a convenient post office. The three closest post offices are almost equidistant from our Katesgrove Hill HQ.
The central post office at 21-22 Market Place, the post office on the first floor of Broad St Mall and the one inside the Premier Stores at 234 Northumberland Avenue (pictured above) are all just under a mile and 20 minutes walk away from Whitley Street.
The next nearest are in the Co-Op at Cemetery Junction or the parade of shops at Coley Park.
There is a very useful branch finder on the post office website where you can find the nearest post office by entering a post code.
There are plans to move the central post office to W H Smith on Broad Street, but it will still be one of the three nearest to us.
In Reading, we have serious accessibility issues. The existing crown post office is to be shut. It has been there for some time, is busy and has ground-floor access, which is welcome for many local disabled people. Unfortunately, the post office is now to be moved into the upstairs of the very busy W H Smith branch on Broad Street in Reading. The lift access is only by a relatively small lift to the first-floor premises to be used.
The Reading Borough Council access and disabilities working group meet on Thursday 7 March at 2 pm at the Civic Offices on Bridge Street, and post office relocation is an item on their agenda.
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- Post office branch finder
- Have your say on plan to move Reading post office into W H Smith – get reading
- Franchising of Crown Post Offices debate 10 January 2019 at Hansard & Parliament TV
- New Post Office opens on Whitley Street
- Access and disabilities working group 7 March 2019