Carnoustie is the latest Angus burgh to face changes as part of Post Office Ltd.’s modernisation programme.
Their newly modernised branch will be opened at Carnoustie Post Office, 83 High Street, at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, next year.
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.
The branch itself will open from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, with selected Post Office products and services available from the retail counter during shop opening hours which are 6.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Sunday. The opening hours will now be increased by 62 additional hours.
Residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails services during the extended opening hours, including international parcels, Special Delivery, Local Collect and home shopping returns.
Customers will be able to do everything from cash withdrawals from a Post Office Card Account, sending funds abroad using Moneygram, paying bills, buying holiday money, getting insurance, mortgages, savings and top up mobile phones.
As the traditional banking network declines, customers for 95 per cent of UK banks can use their post office for online banking cash deposits and withdrawals and bill payments.
Carnoustie Post Office will need to close at 12.30 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, for the refurbishment to take place. During this short period of closure Post Office services may be accessed from other branches inculding: West End Post Office, 43 Barry Road, Carnoustie; Monfieth Post Office, 33 High Street, Monfieth.
Anne Clark, area manager said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Carnoustie and we are confident that this vibrant modern Post Office at the heart of the community will be popular.
“The modernisation is 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.”
The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.