RUNCORN town centre Post Office could soon be moving around the corner.

Plans have been announced to move the old town branch 40 metres from High Street to neighbouring Church Street.

Halton MP Derek Twigg welcomed the proposal after receiving details from the Post Office.

He said: “A number of constituents have contacted me concerning the Post Office closing, so this looks like good news.”

The new style Post Office would be situated in refurbished premises managed by Cheshire Retail and could open in June, if approved.

Adrian Wales, Post Office regional manager said the new branch would open longer hours and offer the same products and services.

He said: “The move of this branch is part of a three-year investment and support programme, the largest in the history of Post Office Limited which will see around 6,000 branches converted to new style branches.

“We’re starting a six week local public consultation.”

The modern open plan branch would have four counters and longer opening hours.

At present, the High Street branch opens 9am to 4pm Monday to Thursday with the exception of Wednesday when it shuts at 1pm.

Under the proposed changes, the Church Street Post Office would open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

The Post Office wants local people to tell them what they think of the proposal.

How suitable do you think the new location is and do you have any concerns?

Residents can express their views in an online questionnaire at or e-mail or write to FREEPOST, Your Comments. Please note that this is the full address to use and Freepost letters will take two days to arrive.

Public consultation closes on Thursday, April 24.