A new and improved Post Office in Kirkholm

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Kirkholm Post Office is to reopen with new extended hours and a Sunday service.

Still in the old premises at Cochrane Stores on Church Road, the Post Office service will now be available for 62 hours per week to ensure that the branch is more convenient with more choice of when to visit.

The service will launch on Friday October 16 at 1pm at an open-plan counter in the store where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the till.

Local residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office services including special delivery, local collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals.

Other services include withdrawals using a Post Office Card Account, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can also pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

Kenny Lamont, Area Manager said:“We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.

He added:“We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future. The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”