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Royal mail looks at moving Stourport delivery office
Updated 10:46am Thursday 10th April 2014 in News
ROYAL Mail has confirmed it is looking into the possibility of moving the Stourport delivery office to Kidderminster after rumours resurfaced - just two years after it quashed original plans.
The future of the delivery office has been uncertain for about four years and staff, businesses and residents have previously voiced concerns that moving it would have a detrimental effect on the service.
Postal chiefs quashed plans to move the High Street office to Kidderminster in 2012 but it is now back on the table of talks with bosses undertaking a feasibility study into the possibility of relocating.
Val Bodden, spokeswoman, said: "Royal Mail confirms that it is undertaking a feasibility study into the possibility of moving our current delivery office site at Stourport to our delivery office in Kidderminster.
"Royal Mail has been going through one of the biggest transformation programmes ever undertaken in the UK and is a commercial business, operating in a market that is open to competition from other postal operators and is always looking at ways to reduce its costs and improve efficiency, with minimal impact on its customers and our people.
"Whenever a delivery office move goes ahead, we would always offer our customers alternative means of receiving undelivered items of mail, including delivery to neighbour and free re-delivery to the addressee, and to another local address in the same postcode area.
"We also operate an open and honest policy with our people and any modernisation or transformation proposals being considered would always involve full discussions with all staff affected by any proposed change. There will be no compulsory redundancies as a result of this proposed merger."
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