Royal Mail delivery office in Broadstone set to close and relocate to Winton

Royal Mail delivery office set to close – and relocate three miles away

Royal Mail delivery office set to close – and relocate three miles away

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ROYAL Mail’s Broadstone delivery office is to close – and relocate to the Winton site some three miles away.

The centre on the Nuffield Indsutrial Estate will be moved at the end of this month, and staff and services will be transferred to the Winton delivery office in Poole Lane. None of the 19 staff will lose their jobs.

No disruption is expected to deliveries and collections – but customers wishing to pick up a missed delivery will have to visit the alternative site.

Royal Mail has said the Broadstone Centre no longer meets requirements due to an increase in the number of parcels it handles – and a decrease in letters.

The company’s delivery director for the south Shoina Rolfe said the relocation was part of an ongoing transforamtion which was “vital to put our business on a sound, secure and sustainable footing for the future.”

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1:24pm Tue 10 Jun 14

DemonDiva says...

Obviously this isn't the entire Poole Distribution Center being moved from to t'other. You'd be hard pushed to get the Distribution Centre into the Poole Lane site!
Obviously this isn't the entire Poole Distribution Center being moved from to t'other. You'd be hard pushed to get the Distribution Centre into the Poole Lane site! DemonDiva
  • Score: 5

2:07pm Tue 10 Jun 14

twynhamob says...

I admit it has been a few years since I lived in the area, but since when has Poole Lane been in Winton?
I admit it has been a few years since I lived in the area, but since when has Poole Lane been in Winton? twynhamob
  • Score: 19

3:02pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Teddy 1 says...

Thats bad news. Hope though that Tom (the cheerful chap on the counter) ends up ok as he is such a lovely friendly person. Right person in the right job.
Thats bad news. Hope though that Tom (the cheerful chap on the counter) ends up ok as he is such a lovely friendly person. Right person in the right job. Teddy 1
  • Score: 10

3:43pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Fingersonthem says...

No disruption to Royal Mail only the customers
No disruption to Royal Mail only the customers Fingersonthem
  • Score: 10

4:33pm Tue 10 Jun 14

JJMcClure says...

twynhamob wrote:
I admit it has been a few years since I lived in the area, but since when has Poole Lane been in Winton?
and Nuffield Industrial Estate isn't in Broadstone is it?
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: I admit it has been a few years since I lived in the area, but since when has Poole Lane been in Winton?[/p][/quote]and Nuffield Industrial Estate isn't in Broadstone is it? JJMcClure
  • Score: 17

5:52pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Mike R-B says...

It's really going to West Howe, almost Knighton Heath behind Lidl a hell of a way from Winton !!
I guess the Royal Mail have no idea were they are these days.
It's really going to West Howe, almost Knighton Heath behind Lidl a hell of a way from Winton !! I guess the Royal Mail have no idea were they are these days. Mike R-B
  • Score: 19

6:12pm Tue 10 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

twynhamob wrote:
I admit it has been a few years since I lived in the area, but since when has Poole Lane been in Winton?
Its because originally the Winton DO was in Brassey Lane. They DO moved but retained its name as thats the name Royal Mail workers recognise. Changing it to West Howe DO will just confuse workers not in this area.

Its a bit like the rugby team London Irish who play in Reading, they did not change their name to Reading Irish, but kept it as it is because people knew that name.

I imagine the same happened with Broadstone.
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: I admit it has been a few years since I lived in the area, but since when has Poole Lane been in Winton?[/p][/quote]Its because originally the Winton DO was in Brassey Lane. They DO moved but retained its name as thats the name Royal Mail workers recognise. Changing it to West Howe DO will just confuse workers not in this area. Its a bit like the rugby team London Irish who play in Reading, they did not change their name to Reading Irish, but kept it as it is because people knew that name. I imagine the same happened with Broadstone. s-pb2
  • Score: -2

7:10am Wed 11 Jun 14

dvdr says...

What might be the cause of a decrease in letters being handled through the Broadstone Delivery Office? Could it be that they some time ago stopped selling stamps - told you to go to a post office, and could not even tell you what the cost of posting a letter would be? Customers seem to come well down the list of priorities where Royal Mail is concerned!
What might be the cause of a decrease in letters being handled through the Broadstone Delivery Office? Could it be that they some time ago stopped selling stamps - told you to go to a post office, and could not even tell you what the cost of posting a letter would be? Customers seem to come well down the list of priorities where Royal Mail is concerned! dvdr
  • Score: 4

8:33am Wed 11 Jun 14

zipmeister says...

Its nothing to do with a decrease in letters ,its because the building Broadstone uses in the mail center was a temporary structure which should have been replaced years ago.
Its nothing to do with a decrease in letters ,its because the building Broadstone uses in the mail center was a temporary structure which should have been replaced years ago. zipmeister
  • Score: 1

8:51am Wed 11 Jun 14

High Treason says...

They needed more room to store all the junk mail I get. Yesterday it was 3 addressed to the householder, plus 3 leaflets. Never read them, straight into the recycling bin. What a waste of money and resources.
They needed more room to store all the junk mail I get. Yesterday it was 3 addressed to the householder, plus 3 leaflets. Never read them, straight into the recycling bin. What a waste of money and resources. High Treason
  • Score: 6

10:14am Wed 11 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

When they move everything, will half of it get lost in transit, and the other half turn up very late and dog-eared?
When they move everything, will half of it get lost in transit, and the other half turn up very late and dog-eared? speedy231278
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Wed 11 Jun 14

i have heard it all now says...

Another benefit of the Privatisation mantra.
Another benefit of the Privatisation mantra. i have heard it all now
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Joosing says...

For most of us in Broadstone it will be a 8 mile round trip to collect our post, or a 2 day wait for it to be redelivered........
Do McCarthy & Stones plans for the new post office in Broadstone include a much needed delivery office?
For most of us in Broadstone it will be a 8 mile round trip to collect our post, or a 2 day wait for it to be redelivered........ Do McCarthy & Stones plans for the new post office in Broadstone include a much needed delivery office? Joosing
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Wed 11 Jun 14

MotorbikeSam says...

Royal Mail are on their way out ! it was sold off and as a private company they have bitten of more than they can chew. It wont be long before the company go to the government and say they can no longer carry out their obligation to deliver to anywhere in our country. This closure will be the first of many closures and job losses until Royal Mail can longer honestly say " whoops we cant cope " and want to be bailed out by the government
( i:e us).
Royal Mail are on their way out ! it was sold off and as a private company they have bitten of more than they can chew. It wont be long before the company go to the government and say they can no longer carry out their obligation to deliver to anywhere in our country. This closure will be the first of many closures and job losses until Royal Mail can longer honestly say " whoops we cant cope " and want to be bailed out by the government ( i:e us). MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 4

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