The new Post Office area in WHSmith, Uckfield.

New Uckfield Post Office opens today

Update at 1pm on Thursday, January 30: All seems to have run smoothly for the opening of the new Post Office in WHSmith in Uckfield this morning.

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Another view of the new Post Office area in WHSmith, Uckfield.

The counters were open for business at 9am as expected and customers who spoke to said they liked the new arrangement.

Mrs Jean Dine said: “I think it’s fantasic and I like being able to pay for my electricity and gas here.”

Christine Kalisch said: “I like being able to have a look around the shop as well as come to the Post Office.”

Our original story: A new Post Office is due to open in Uckfield today at 9am. It will be at WH Smith at 33 High Street.

The old building further up the High Street closed its doors for the last time at 5.30pm last night.

WH Smith has extended its shop into part of a store room to create addtional space and a dedicated Post Office area, built to Post Office specifications.

There will be one traditional-style, floor to ceiling screened serving position and two open plan positions which will still have portioned screens but lower. There will be low-level writing counters and hearing loops.

Opening hours will be longer than at the old Post Office, from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

WHSmith in Uckfield High Street, new home of the town's Post Office.

WHSmith in Uckfield High Street, new home of the town’s Post Office.

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