Plans have been unveiled to move Meltham post office to a new location.

The Post Office is proposing to move the branch from its current site at 24 Holmfirth Road to the nearby Carlile Institute at Huddersfield Road.

A public consultation is now under way for customers and interested parties to give their views.

The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network to introduce longer opening hours and modern open-plan environments. Meltham is the latest in a number of Huddersfield area post offices to be included in the scheme.

The new Meltham Post Office would have three serving position – a mixture of open-plan, a traditional screened counter and a “combi-counter” - a new concept for delivering Post Office services with products and services available alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours.

Opening hours would be 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, offering customers an extra five hours a week.

Post Office regional network manager Adrian Wales said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Meltham and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

He said: “The modernisation is part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches and this investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with more than 11,500 branches. It also provides financial services and is developing its online and telephony services.

Views on the proposals can be made by email to, by Freepost to Post Office Ltd, via the Customer Helpline 08457 223344 or Textphone 08457 223355. The consultation period closes on May 19.

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