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Sussex post offices set to close
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More than 200 post office branches will remain open across Sussex
Forty-one post offices across East and West Sussex are to close after a public consultation which ended in December.

Post Office Ltd said the first would be effective from March, with outreach solutions replacing another two sites.

Gary Herbert, network development manager for Sussex, said: "These are difficult decisions which have not been taken lightly."

Postwatch, which represents Post Office customers, is reviewing the proposed closure of another eight branches.

At the start of the public consultation the Post Office said more than 99% of the area's population would either see no change, or would remain within a mile of a branch.

The government said cuts were needed because the post office network was losing 4m weekly.

During the six-week process, the Post Office received about 6,600 responses and attended 26 meetings with customers.

Mr Herbert said the comments made had been considered very carefully.

"We believe that the amended plan offers our customers across Sussex the best prospect for a sustainable network in the future," he said.

The 41 branches which will close under the Sussex Area Plan are:

  • Bowness Avenue, 8 Seadown Parade, Lancing
  • Church Road, 137 Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill
  • Claremont Road, 23 Claremont Road, Seaford
  • Copthorne, Common Road, Copthorne, Crawley
  • Crowhurst, Crowhurst, Battle
  • Downlands, 1 Downlands Parade, Worthing
  • Durgates, Durgates, Wadhurst
  • Elm Grove, 150 Elm Grove, Brighton
  • Etchingham Road, Etchingham Road, Eastbourne
  • Fairways Estate, 4 Newick Close, Seaford
  • Framfield, The Street, Framfield, Uckfield
  • Franklands Village, Franklands Village, Haywards Heath
  • Hailsham Road, Hailsham Road, Heathfield
  • Heene Road, 62-66 Heene Road, Worthing
  • London Road, 91 London Road, Bexhill-On-Sea
  • Mount Pleasant, 2 Avis Parade Shops, Newhaven
  • New England Road, 42-44 America Lane, Haywards Heath
  • North Chailey, Haywards Heath Road, Lewes
  • North Lancing, Mill Road, North Lancing
  • Old Shoreham, Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-By-Sea
  • Preston, 221 Preston Road, Brighton
  • Preston Road, 13 Preston Road, Brighton
  • Richardson Road, Richardson Road, Hove
  • Slindon, Slindon Top Road, Slindon, Arundel
  • South Lancing, 83 South Street, South Lancing
  • Southern Cross, 86 Trafalgar Road, Portslade, Brighton
  • St Johns Common, 95 London Road, Burgess Hill
  • St Leonards Green, 45 Springfield Road, St Leonards
  • The Broadway, 1/2 The Broadway, Eastbourne
  • The Parade, 40 Broadwater Road, Worthing
  • The Strand, The Strand, Worthing
  • Tilling Green, Tilling Green News, 45 Lea Avenue, Rye
  • Town Row, Yew Tree Lane - Town Row, Crowborough
  • Trafalgar Street, 8 Trafalgar Street, Brighton
  • Upper Dicker, Coldharbour Road, Upper Dicker, Hailsham
  • Wannock, 41 Farmlands Way, Polegate
  • Warnham, 3 Church Street, Warnham, Horsham
  • WashingtonThe Frankland Arms, London Road, Pulborough
  • West Beach, 132 Beach Green, Shoreham-By-Sea
  • White Rock, 32-33 White Rock, Hastings
  • Willingdon, 116 Wish Hill, Willingdon, Eastbourne
  • Two branches to be replaced by an outreach solution are the Barns Green post office in Horsham, and Plaistow in Billingshurst.

    The future of the following eight branches is still under consideration:

  • Marine Parade, 15/17 Seaside, Eastbourne
  • Old Town Hastings, 70 George Street, Hastings
  • Collington, 2 Collington Mansions, Bexhill-On-Sea
  • Landport, 34 Lee Road, Lewes
  • Station Road, 12-14 Station Road, Horsham
  • Queen Street, 70 Queen Street, Horsham
  • St Leonards Road, 15 St Leonards Road, Horsham
  • North Parade, 24 North Parade, Horsham

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