A proposal to relocate Drymen Post Office to SPAR would see it being transformed into a modern open-plan local-style branch with extended opening hours.
Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services and the new Drymen branch would offer Post Office products and services throughout shop opening hours from an open-plan till at the shop counter instead of from a separate screened counter.
The proposed new location is SPAR, 2-4 Stirling Road, Drymen - 90 metres from the present Post Office at 15 Main Street.
The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.
Should the move go ahead, the branch would open seven days a week, from 6.30am – 10pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pm on Sunday. This would offer an extra 65 hours and 30 minutes of Post Office service every week.
The proposed move, in agreement with the current postmaster, 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.
Suzanne Richardson, Regional 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.”
She added: “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.”
During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like to be considered before a final decision is taken. The consultation will close on July 8. Submissions can be made by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 2058559928761199.