New home for Oughtibridge post office gets stamp of approval with Sunday opening

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The Post Office is opening a new Oughtibridge Post Office ‘local’ service at Shop Local, 52-54 Church Street, Oughtibridge, Sheffield S35 0FW.

The service which will launch at 1pm on Wednesday 31 August will be provided at an open-plan counter position integrated into the retail counter, instead of from a separate screened counter. The new branch will be designed to Post Office guidelines to ensure easy access and that there is adequate space for wheelchair users inside. There will also be a hearing loop at the counter. All staff will be trained to Post Office professional standards of service and security.

Post Office services will be available during the store’s much longer opening hours, 9am – 9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 8pm on Sunday. The opening hours which will increase, will ensure that the branch is more convenient, as people will now have more choice of when to visit with earlier opening and service on Saturday afternoons and Sunday.

The new Oughtibridge Post Office will be delighted to welcome customers to the new branch. Local residents and small business customers will be able to access the wide range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, and make online banking cash deposits and withdrawals, withdrawals using a Post Office Card Account, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

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.”