Longer opening hours for Woodthorpe Post Office

Longer opening hours for revamped post office

Longer opening hours for revamped post office

First published in News

A post office in York is to open for longer and offer a car tax renewal service as part of a big revamp.

Woodthorpe Post Office, in Moorcroft Road, is to extend its opening hours by nine hours a week.

The shop will also be refurbished with an open-plan layout with two serving positions.

New hours at the modernised branch will be 7am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and 9am to noon on Sundays.

The branch will be closed for the refurbishment from 5.30pm on Monday, March 3, until it reopens at 1pm on Wednesday, March 12.

During the closure, the nearest alternative branches will be in Bishopthorpe and Acomb.

Area manager Julie Kemp said: “We understand how important Post Office services are to the people in and around this area of York and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community.”

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8:13am Tue 28 Jan 14

again says...

People still renew their car tax at the Post Office? Not exactly a big selling point in this on line age.

Maybe a parcel collection point/relay would be more useful?
People still renew their car tax at the Post Office? Not exactly a big selling point in this on line age. Maybe a parcel collection point/relay would be more useful? again
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8:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Pretty sure I read that they were doing away with the tax disc this year seeing as everything is on computer these days and police the ANPR system.
Pretty sure I read that they were doing away with the tax disc this year seeing as everything is on computer these days and police the ANPR system. NoNewsIsGoodNews
  • Score: 4

9:39am Tue 28 Jan 14

hustler says...

again wrote:
People still renew their car tax at the Post Office? Not exactly a big selling point in this on line age.

Maybe a parcel collection point/relay would be more useful?
When there was no online / telephone provision for paying for vehicle tax, the Post Offices where you could renew it were few and far between; I remember (being on the East side of York), I usually had to go to Fishergate (now closed) or Lendal, with all the relevant motoring documents (I never had a problem, but have seen people turn up with out of date MOT, the wrong insurance policy etc, meaning they'd had a wasted journey - the online renewal automatically checks all of the necessary criteria). Heworth Post Office (my local branch) was given a makeover last year, and vehicle tax can be renewed there. A case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted?
[quote][p][bold]again[/bold] wrote: People still renew their car tax at the Post Office? Not exactly a big selling point in this on line age. Maybe a parcel collection point/relay would be more useful?[/p][/quote]When there was no online / telephone provision for paying for vehicle tax, the Post Offices where you could renew it were few and far between; I remember (being on the East side of York), I usually had to go to Fishergate (now closed) or Lendal, with all the relevant motoring documents (I never had a problem, but have seen people turn up with out of date MOT, the wrong insurance policy etc, meaning they'd had a wasted journey - the online renewal automatically checks all of the necessary criteria). Heworth Post Office (my local branch) was given a makeover last year, and vehicle tax can be renewed there. A case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted? hustler
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9:48am Tue 28 Jan 14

MouseHouse says...

Car Tax? You mean Vehicle Excise Duty. Come on, if you're going to report somethign, please get it right.
Car Tax? You mean Vehicle Excise Duty. Come on, if you're going to report somethign, please get it right. MouseHouse
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12:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Brighouse Lad says...

I think its great that they will be having longer opening hours and opening on a Sunday. Moving in the right direction!

As for NoNewsIsGoodNews comment about the tax disc, the tax disc is being done away with but YOU still need to go and tax your car, just from October you wont need to display a tax disc.
I think its great that they will be having longer opening hours and opening on a Sunday. Moving in the right direction! As for NoNewsIsGoodNews comment about the tax disc, the tax disc is being done away with but YOU still need to go and tax your car, just from October you wont need to display a tax disc. Brighouse Lad
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Tue 28 Jan 14

YorkPatrol says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Car Tax? You mean Vehicle Excise Duty. Come on, if you're going to report somethign, please get it right.
https://www.gov.uk/t
ax-disc
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Car Tax? You mean Vehicle Excise Duty. Come on, if you're going to report somethign, please get it right.[/p][/quote]https://www.gov.uk/t ax-disc YorkPatrol
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6:15am Wed 29 Jan 14

anistasia says...

Good news for woodthorpe you get to keep your post office we lose ours soon in new earswick and some services will go.
Good news for woodthorpe you get to keep your post office we lose ours soon in new earswick and some services will go. anistasia
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