The Post Office is opening a new ‘local’ service in Methil, boosting opening times by 48 hours.
The service, which will launch at 1.00p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, will be provided at an open-plan combination counter in the High Street store, where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the till.
The investment marks a commitment to our no more branch closure programmeDave Ogleby, area manager
The local service will be available during the store’s opening hours, 6.30a.m. to 8.30p.m., Monday to Friday; 7.00 a.m. to 8.30p.m. on Saturday and 8.00a.m. to 7.00p.m. on Sunday.
Local residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails 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 and sending funds abroad using Moneygram, and customers can also pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.
The opening hours, which will increase by an extra 48 hours a week, will ensure that the branch is much more convenient for users with more choice of times to visit.
In order to get the store ready for the new service, Methil Post Office will have to close at 5.30p.m. on Monday, May 11 for the refurbishment to take place. During this short period of closure, Post Office services may be accessed at Crossroads Post Office, Methilhaven Road and Leven Post Office, Victoria Road.
Dave Ogleby, 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.
“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 our no more branch closure programme.”