Village post office to stay open longer

A new venue for Tynemouth’s post office will result in longer hours for customers when it re-opens.

The amenity is moving 20 metres to Priory Newsagents in Percy Park Road and will be open for an extra 44 hours a week.

The move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network.

The company said it will make it easier for customers to do business through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

Included in the new location will be three serving positions – one screened, one open plan and the other will be a Post Office serving point at the retail counter of the shop.

The branch itself will be open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, whilst the Post Office serving point will be open from 6am to 7.30pm Monday to Saturday and 6am to 4pm on Sunday.

Tynemouth Post Office will officially close at 5.30pm on Monday, June 16, with the new-look facility opening at 1pm the following day.

Post Office regional network manager Suzanne Richardson said: “We understand how important having a post office is to residents in Tynemouth and we are confident that this new modern 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 Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”