Broadway post office to close for refurbishment

Andy D'Agorne

Andy D'Agorne

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BROADWAY'S post office is set for renovation to become a new "main style" branch, but a local councillor is calling for assurances over access to the shop.

The post office at 44 Broadway will be closed for refurbishments from September 9 until 22, and when it reopens will have a dual height writing desk, a low level serving counter and a hearing loop.

But Fishergate councillor Andy D'Agorne wants to see the broken and uneven forecourt repaired, and the access ramp brought up to standard to make sure wheelchair users can easily get into the branch.

He said: "When the other local branches closed, the poor access was noted and we were promised a new accessible entrance but we are still waiting. There seems little point in introducing disabled facilities inside the shop without upgrading the entrance."

"This is an opportunity for the remaining damaged section in front of the Post office to be brought up to a safe condition."

A Post Office spokesman confirmed that while the branch is already complaint with the Disability Discrimination Act, major improvements to the access will be made during the renovations.

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2:22pm Thu 14 Aug 14

nearlyman says...

Unnecessary interference ........
Unnecessary interference ........ nearlyman
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

AnotherPointofView says...

nearlyman wrote:
Unnecessary interference ........
Yes but it gets his picture in The Press and there are elections next year!
[quote][p][bold]nearlyman[/bold] wrote: Unnecessary interference ........[/p][/quote]Yes but it gets his picture in The Press and there are elections next year! AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 2

9:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Wait till his mate Jonothan Kitcat gets here from Brighton.
If he gets to stay we will wish and hope that James Alexander keeps his chair.
Wait till his mate Jonothan Kitcat gets here from Brighton. If he gets to stay we will wish and hope that James Alexander keeps his chair. julia brica
  • Score: -45

9:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

julia brica says...

Sorry...............
.................JAS
ON Kitcat
Sorry............... .................JAS ON Kitcat julia brica
  • Score: -45

10:47pm Mon 18 Aug 14

greenmonkey says...

Comments all very interesting to trolls, but local residents are actually more concerned about their local services, of which the post office is a very important part. Which council is 'your mate' running then and what will s/he offer to the people of York?
Comments all very interesting to trolls, but local residents are actually more concerned about their local services, of which the post office is a very important part. Which council is 'your mate' running then and what will s/he offer to the people of York? greenmonkey
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