POST Office bosses have launched a six-week consultation on the new Innerleithen branch.

The move follows a confirmation of opening times for customers when the concession opens within The Allotment grocery store on Innerleithen High Street on Wednesday, August 29.

Upon opening, the branch will open from 10am to 5pm between Monday to Friday, and from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday. The branch will be closed on Sundays.

The opening times will offer over 38 hours of Post Office service to residents every week.

Although the decision to reopen the branch has already be taken, customers and interested parties are being invited to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

Steven Simpson, Post Office area network change manager said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.

“We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.”

During the public consultation, feedback will be welcomed on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal.

The consultation will close on Thursday, August 16.

Customers can share their views during the consultation online at with the branch code 196830.

Submissions can also be made via email to, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or textphone 03457 22 33 55.