Post Office still hoping to reopen Warmley Tower branch

The Post Office this week says it is still looking to restore services to the community following the closure of the Warmley Tower branch last November.

The family-run convenience store on the corner of Tower Road South and Cadbury Heath Road that included the branch closed at short notice and the postmaster resigned. The shop remains boarded up.

The vacancy has been advertised on and it will soon be re-advertised.

A spokesperson for the Post Office said: “We are still looking to restore service to the community and we would encourage any interested retailer to contact us.”

The King Billy

The King William IV pub

Meanwhile no decision has yet been taken by South Gloucestershire Council on the controversial plans to build a Tesco convenience store on the opposite corner of the road, next to the King William IV pub which involves demolition of part of the building. A new access off Tower Road South to serve a reconfigured car park is being proposed.

Earlier this summer consultants for developer Cordage Estates said the proposed store had been redesigned to address issues raised by South Gloucestershire Council’s urban design and conservation officers, while road safety concerns flagged up by the council’s highways officer had also been addressed, including using smaller delivery vehicles.

There is speculation that should the store get approval, it could incorporate a post office.