Post Office modernisation delivered to Falkirk district branches

The post office in Grangemouth's Charlotte Dundas Court is among those already to benefit from a refurbishment
The post office in Grangemouth's Charlotte Dundas Court is among those already to benefit from a refurbishment
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A range of improvements are being delivered to Post Offices across the Falkirk district as a modernisation programme is rolled out.

Bonnybridge is the latest of more than 280 locations in Scotland that will offer open-plan counters and longer opening hours.

The branch at 25-27 High Street will close on Tuesday, October 14, at 5.30 p.m. and re-open for business on Friday, October 24 at 1 p.m.

Regular customers are advised to use the post offices at Haggs and Dennyloanhead during the closure.

It follows similar refurbishments at the branches in Camelon, Carronshore, and Charlotte Dundas Court in Grangemouth which were completed earlier this year.

Proposed works at the Bainsford branch are currently at the consultation stage.

In Scotland, 183 branches now open on Sundays with more planned to follow in the future.

The investment programme will see up to 8000 UK branches modernised by 2018, with additional investment in over 3000 community and outreach branches.

Post Office regional network manager Suzanne 
Richardson said: “We know how important our services are to customers and we want them to be easy to do business with.

“Open-plan counters make it easier for customers and staff to talk, and the extra opening hours make it more convenient as people now have more choice on when to visit.

“The modernisations are part of a major government investment programme that is enabling us to continue investing in the Post Office network and to map out a bold growth strategy through to the end of the decade.”