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Post Office
« on: December 31, 2019, 11:30:54 AM »
Been to the post office in McColls twice in the last three weeks, closed both times. 1st time staff said they were too busy, 2nd time I didn't ask just saw the closed sign.

Probably won't bother again, rather than waste my time walking up to the shop I will wait until I go past The Ham on my way to work.
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Re: Post Office
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 18:08:03 PM »
not wishing in anyway to not be sympathetic i must say that overall, the staff, at a demanding time have done a sterling job overall and should be applauded, hopefully this was a minor blib
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Re: Post Office
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 01:45:59 AM »
Ive been using a post office a bit more recently due to selling pompom baby blankets that i make.  I must admit to not using westbury ones at all. As im in college road in trowbridge 3 times a week i use the post office there. I can park right outside and dont have far to carry my parcels because i walk with a walking stick these days   

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Been to the post office in McColls twice in the last three weeks, closed both times. 1st time staff said they were too busy, 2nd time I didn't ask just saw the closed sign.

Probably won't bother again, rather than waste my time walking up to the shop I will wait until I go past The Ham on my way to work.
   if i carried a parcel and parked behind the high street, walked to post office to find it shut i wouldnt be impressed at all.  All that effort for nothing

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Re: Post Office
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 08:22:27 AM »
I use that one Debs, my daughter lives on Silver Street Lane so just swing by there when visiting. Otherwise, I use the one in Bratton.
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Re: Post Office
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 16:23:30 PM »
I use that one Debs, my daughter lives on Silver Street Lane so just swing by there when visiting. Otherwise, I use the one in Bratton.

I have found the staff polite and helpful in the time i have been using that particular post office . Plus no queues and able to park close as well which is a bonus

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Re: Post Office
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 21:49:16 PM »
When the old Westbury Co-Op closed for a while to refurbish itself - after the nearby Tesco Express opened (about 6 or 8 or so years ago) - Co-Op put on a bus service to take their PO customers to the College Road Co-Op in Trowbridge.  I drove there to have a look at it in my role as a town councillor at the time and wondered how on earth I had never discovered it before. When the Westbury Co-Op eventually closed and it's PO finally shut down, I then used the College Rd PO several times when I was going to be in Trowbridge anyway.

Since the High Street PO has opened in McColls I have found it to be very good most of the time because the queue is either very short or non-existent. Sometimes, like in the run up to Christmas last month the queues were longer and it obviously took longer to wait but in reality the same must have been true at every other PO.

I guess that sometimes when there is a serious staff shortage, a sub PO will close their PO counter. I have never heard of this being a regular problem though I have seen one or two signs in the door saying that it would be closed on a certain day for staff training or shortage reasons over the last year or so, which hardly seems to be a regular crisis.

I think if the shop is convenient and open and does the job most of the time without a problem, then it is basically providing a good service with little risk of an occasional problem. If I ever found it to be closed when I need it then there is always an array of other nearby sub PO counters at The Ham, Dilton Marsh, Bratton, Warminster (WH Smith) and several in Trowbridge including Co-Op College Road and now WH Smith.
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Re: Post Office
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 21:50:09 PM »
not wishing in anyway to not be sympathetic i must say that overall, the staff, at a demanding time have done a sterling job overall and should be applauded, hopefully this was a minor blib


Bloody hell, Dorian. I agree with every word you said here!
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Re: Post Office
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2020, 07:36:52 AM »
not wishing in anyway to not be sympathetic i must say that overall, the staff, at a demanding time have done a sterling job overall and should be applauded, hopefully this was a minor blib


Bloody hell, Dorian. I agree with every word you said here!

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