Public consultation over new site for Kirkcaldy Post Office

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Kirkcaldy Post Office is set to relocate to Kirkcaldy High Street and is asking members of the public for their opinions.

Initially the plan was to move from its current temporary home in The Postings to the old Clydesdale Bank building at the junction of the High Street and Kirk Wynd.

But now it is proposed that the site for the new Post Office (PO) will be just next door to the former bank at 206 High Street.

The plan is for the new PO to have five serving positions; two would be new style open-plan positions, two would be screened and the other would be an open-plan PO serving point at the shop’s retail counter that would be open for most transactions throughout shop opening hours.

Should the move go ahead, the branch will open from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday; 9.00 am to 5.30 pm on Saturday and from 11.000 am to 4.00 pm on Sunday, 15 hours more per week than are currently offered.

Simon Drinkwater, regional manager, said: “We understand how important having a PO is to residents in Kirkcaldy and we are confident that this new modern PO service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the PO and marks a commitment to a no more branch closures programmes.”

The PO is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

During the consultation, the PO wants feedback on any issues people would like considered before a final decision is taken on the proposal.

The consultation will close on 25 January 2016, allowing an extra 10 calendar days to allow for the Christmas and New Year period.

Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

Members of the public can also share their views online through a questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 109844.