King Street regains Post Office
After a 13 week hiatus, there will once again be a second Post Office in Dukinfield. Opening on the 24 June, it will be situated on 61 King Street. Three counters will be added and all services hitherto carried out at its previous site will return. It will occupy part of Waz’s Convenience Store.
Future plans will include a ramp for mobility impaired persons. The new site will be more convenient for residents on the Dukinfield Central estate and houses near St. Mark’s Parish Church. Before being Waz’s Convenience Store, the unit was hitherto occupied by GT Grafix, Technical Assist and a motor spares shop.
Prior to this April, Dukinfield’s second Post Office was situated on 131 King Street, occupying a former hardware shop unit since 1971. It had moved from purpose built facilities opposite the Town Hall, which included a collection point and the Trustees’ Savings Bank.
• Before 2008, Dukinfield had a further two Post Offices on Victoria Road and off Yew Tree Lane. The latter moved to the shopping precinct opposite Astley Sports College from its previous location on Birch Lane near The New Inn. From Monday, there will be one Post Office per 9,500 persons, which compares badly with Mossley’s one per 5,000 people.
S.V., 19 June 2013.