Beales store in Post Office rumours

Beales Department Stores, Skegness.
Beales Department Stores, Skegness.

Fresh rumours have been circulating regarding the future location of the Skegness town centre post office - with a move to Beales Department Store in Lumley Road being mooted in some quarters.

The Post Office has been looking for a new home ever since the Co-operative, inside the Hildreds Centre, said it didn’t intend to continue operating the Post Office beyond December of this year.

That announcement sparked concern from Skegness Town Councillors who argued that the closure of the service must not be allowed to happen before a ‘comparable branch’ is found.

However, if rumour and speculation are to be believed, then the Post Office could be set to remain in a key central location.

With only a matter of weeks until the original suggested closure date, no-one from either the Post Office or Beales would confirm the new rumours.

It is thought a temporary branch could also be put in place before the post office is found a permanent home.

Mayor of Skegness, Coun Mark Anderson, said he was in favour of any move which would keep the Post Office in the town centre and was hopeful the Beales rumours were true.

He said: “It will be good to keep the service in the centre of town.

“There have been problems with the heating in the Co-op for some time and it will make it better for the customers if it does move, so I’m all in favour.

“We need a permanent service and an open approach with communication; and how it will be running leading up to Christmas would be favoured,” he added.