The Post Office service in York Street, Broadstairs, will close on January 31.
The current post master will be ending his role. The franchise is being offered on the Post Office website with a closing date of December 31 to register an interest.
The advert says Post Office Ltd is looking for a successful retailer to incorporate a Post Office Main into their existing or proposed business.
A Post Office spokesman said: “: “The Postmaster for York Street, Broadstairs has resigned and the branch is due to close at the current location on 31 January at 1pm. We sincerely apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure. The nearest alternative branches are Broadstairs and Dumpton.
“We understand and appreciate how much communities rely on our services. We would like to assure customers that the Post Office is committed to providing a Post Office service in this area of Broadstairs and we are working hard to try to maintain service in the area.
“Any retailer or small business owner interested in running the Post Office and incorporating it into their business should ring 0845 266 8790 and talk to an advisor or email NTquestions@postoffice.co.uk”
The nearest available branches for customers after the closure are:
Broadstairs Post Office, 15-16 The Broadway, Broadstairs, CT10 2AD
Dumpton Post Office, 210 Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2EW
Closure and consultation
It follows the closure in June of the Reading Street Post Office. A consultation was opened in January for views on
launching a service at The Village Newsagents, 12 High Street, St Peters.
Post Office services would be delivered from an open-plan till alongside the retail counter of the convenience store.
The opening hours would be Monday – Friday: 5.30am – 6pm; Saturday: 5.30am – 1pm; Sunday: 5.30am – 12 noon.
The consultation runs until
19 January 2018. Submissions can be made by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to email@example.com, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 227909.
The service may open during the consultation period although views can still be submitted and will be considered.