After months of delay, the Fryern Arcade post office in Chandler’s Ford will be moving across to the other side: 6-7 Fryern Arcade, and open at 1pm on 29th August.
Today I spoke to one builder who renovated the new site. I walked in to see the layout of the new shop.
The new shop will have a prominent space for tobacco. There will also be a bureau de change kiosk.
Fryern Arcade post office to open 7 days
You may have heard that WH Smith will open its outlet here in the post office. The Fryern Arcade Post Office will also open 7 days a week.
Costa Coffee, which opens on 3rd May 2014, also opens 7 days a week.
Mark, the builder who renovated the new post office, showed me the new site today. Mark is from Bristol and he told me the shopfitting contract is with The Jordan Group.
Here is a slideshow about the layout of the new post office at the Fryern Arcade.
Fast development of Chandler’s Ford
Chandler’s Ford is fast developing. A few years ago, the Fryern Arcade was quiet on Sunday. Now on Winchester Road, Waitrose, Costa Coffee, and the new post office are opening 7 days a week, the atmosphere in our community has certainly changed.
The fast development with new businesses also reflects the change of our lifestyle. Many of us seem to need to shop on Sunday. The roundabout at Winchester Road and Oakmount Road has become busy even on Sunday.
Where is the centre of Chandler’s Ford?
Where is the centre of Chandler’s Ford? Do we have a centre here?
Recently a few friends and I were trying to pinpoint the Chandler’s Ford centre. We were unable to agree on one.
What about Hiltingbury Road? There are lovely shops on Hiltingbury Road with independent community shop such as Bay Leaves Larder, and the Hiltingbury Community Centre is dedicated in promoting cultural and social events in the community.
Perhaps Hursley Road is the centre? Hursley Road is known for the Chandler’s Ford Community Association, where I voted at the polling station, and watched many brilliant productions by the Chameleons, and the parish church – St. Boniface Church, where I help sell Traidcraft products twice a month, and where Chandler’s Ford War Memorial is located just outside of the church.
Someone also suggested Chandler’s Ford Industrial Estate or the Central Precinct as the centre of Chandler’s Ford.
What is your view? Do you think we have a definite centre of Chandler’s Ford? If you were to choose the Centre of Chandler’s Ford, what would you choose?
Note: You’ll also find interesting discussion about Where Is The Centre Of Chandler’s Ford in this thread on Streetlife, our local social media site.
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