Friday, 1 February 2013

Updated post office coming to Launceston soon

Congratulations to Julie and her team at Launceston Post Office. I've just heard that they are going to be one of the branches upgraded to 'main post office' status shortly.

This means a refurbishment and longer opening hours but no loss in services or products. The new opening hours will include full day opening (9.00am to 5.30pm) six days a week, including Saturdays.

And, alongside that refurbishment, a side entrance will be created that will, at last, provide proper access for those who cannot manage the steps at the front of the building. I know this is something that Julie has been trying to change for some time and it's good to see that happening.

All this is thanks to a three year investment and support programme which is the largest in the history of the Post Office. It's just one of the things that the coalition government is doing to support and guarantee the future of the post office network. In the past, governments of both colours have closed thousands of branches. But the Liberal Democrats in the coalition have made a guarantee of no more branch closures and this investment effort.

As part of the transformation of Launceston Post Office, the branch will be closed for a week from Thursday 21st February through to re-opening on Wednesday 27th February. During that time, customers can get post office services from South Petherwin and Lifton.

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