Pear Tree Post Office reopens at new Welwyn Garden City location

Pear Tree Post Office has reopened at Mini Mart in Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City.

Pear Tree Post Office has reopened at Mini Mart in Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City. - Credit: Post Office

The Pear Tree Post Office has reopened at a new location in Welwyn Garden City.

Post Office services are now available at the Mini Mart, at 49 Cole Green Lane, WGC, AL7 3PP.

The Post Office counter is alongside the retail counter inside the convenience store situated in the Woodhall shops parade.

This offers 51 hours of Post Office service a week.

Post Office network provision lead Graham Simmons said: “We are delighted to have restored Post Office service to the Peartree Lane area of Welwyn Garden City as we know how important a Post Office is to a community.” 

Its opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and Saturday from 9am to 3pm. The Post Office is closed on Sundays.

Pear Tree Post Office has reopened in the Mini Mart in Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City.

Pear Tree Post Office has reopened in the Mini Mart in Cole Green Lane, Welwyn Garden City. - Credit: Post Office

A spokesperson for Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council said: “We recognise the importance of the role of the Post Office plays in our community and we are happy to confirm that we agreed to amend the lease of 49 Cole Green Lane to allow our tenant to enter into negotiations with the Post Office.

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"We are really pleased to hear that an agreement has been reached, the details of which have been shared with us by the Post Office, and which can be seen on their website.”

The previous branch at 120 Peartree Lane closed in September 2021 due to the resignation of the operator where the branch was based.

The new branch is located approximately half a mile away from the previously closed Post Office branch.