A Crawley Post Office will have its opening hours extended by 38 hours per week after it gets a ‘service point’ at its counter.
The branch in Pound Hill Parade will from October 16 will have three regular screened counters open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and a service point offering selected services from 6am daily to 6pm from Monday and Thursday, 1pm on Sunday and 7.30pm for the rest of the week.
Keith Long, Post Office Area Manager, said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in this area of Crawley.
“We are confident this vibrant modern Post Office, at the heart of the community, will be popular.
“The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”
A spokesman for the Post Office said it will be opened as a modernised ‘main’ style branch at 9am on October 16.
She said: “The move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.”
The new counters will allow the branch to extend its opening hours.
The service point will be added out of office hours.
The branch will not close refurbishment.
The Bank of Ireland wants to install a free-of-charge shopfront cash machine at the Post Office.
Its planning statement said the proposed ATM would help improve its viability and the surrounding area.
The document stated: “The financial services provided by the post office in some cases are the only available option to the most vulnerable in our society.”
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