There’s been a mixed public response to plans to modernise Post Office services in Carnoustie.
The Post Office counter in the Spar on Carnoustie High Street will close tomorrow (Saturday) at 12.30 p.m. to allow work to be carried out ahead of its relaunch at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29.
On reopening services will now be provided from two counter positions, including a secure fortress position and a combi-counter, where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the retail till.
Branch hours will be extended by 62 hours a week and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
As well as a range of mail services customers will be able to make cash withdrawals from their Post Office card account, send funds via Moneygram, pay bills, buy foreign currency, get insurance, mortgages, savings and top up mobile ‘phones.
Commenting on Facebook Sandy Cochrane posted: “The Barry Road Spar P.O. is a great idea for all the folk in Barry and around the Westfield Street area.
“Barry Village P.O. closed some years back and this was seriously missed, now we have the Spar it’s super.”
Amanda Simpson added: “Great idea, not sure we need a ‘fortress’ but the extended opening hours sound fab.
“Never had an issue with privacy as it currently is and don’t really see a problem occurring but time will tell.”
Angela Swierczek wrote: I now live in Warwick and the main post office is like this. Seems to work although always extremely busy.”
Karen Perrie posted: “Feel sorry for the Post Office trained staff are they now one short and the Spar staff now have to learn post office duties?
“It’s cutbacks yet again just like the bank! This will be saving them money or they wouldn’t be doing it!”