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Dringhouses Post Office Closed Until 20th March for Refurbishment


11:51am 4th March 2014

The Post Office is modernising Dringhouses Post Office, 14 Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York, YO24 1LH, to create a modern open-plan local-style branch with extended opening hours.

Post Office services will be offered from a till on the retail counter in the modern open plan branch and customers will benefit from much longer opening hours, including Sunday opening.

Opening hours at the proposed new look branch would be 06:00-20:00 Monday to Saturday and 06:00-12:30 on Sunday.

The changes are 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.

Dringhouses Post Office will close for refurbishment on at 17:30 on Tuesday 4 March 2014 and the new-look Post Office will open at 13:00 on Thursday 20 March 2014.

Post Office Area Manager, Julie Kemp, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Dringhouses and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

She added: ““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.”

Under the current Parliament the Government has committed £1.34bn for the Post Office network to make sure there is no programme of Post Office closures and to update branches; in November the Government announced a further £640m investment in the Post Office network, from 2015 to 2018.

Nationwide the investment programme will see up to 8,000 branches modernised with additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.

The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches. It is also one of the fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephony services.

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