RORY STEWART MP “CUTS THE RIBBON” AT OFFICIAL OPENING OF GREYSTOKE POST OFFICE

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Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border “cut the ribbon” on the
21st July to mark the official opening of Greystoke Post Office,
Church Road, Greystoke, Penrith CA11 0TW. The new Postmasters Andrew
and Linda James also laid on some nibbles for the local community to
celebrate the opening, with one local resident describing the
refurbished store as a “fantastic improvement”.

Greystoke Post Office is a local-style branch with Post Office
services provided from an open-plan counter in the store, where the
Post Office terminal will sit alongside the retail till. Services are
now provided throughout shop opening hours 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday to
Saturday and 7:30am – 12.30pm Sunday.

New Postmasters Andrew and Linda James, said: “We are delighted to
have taken on the Post Office and we hope local community are really
pleased.”

“We would also like to thank Rory Stewart MP for taking the time out
of his busy schedule to visit the branch and officially open it
today.”

This modernisation is part of a major 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.

And this modernisation is evident across the 74 Post Office Branches
in Penrith and The Border where 116,006 Pension and Benefit Payments
and 106,728 Cash withdrawals were made in the last 12 months.

Post Office Manager, Richard Hall said: “I’d like to wish everyone at
Greystoke Office every success in their new venture. We understand how
important having a Post Office is to residents in the area and we are
confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs
of the local community and secure services for the future.”

Rory Stewart, said: “I am delighted to officially open the modernised
Greystoke Post Office, Post Office is a vital service to the local
community in and around Penrith and I am sure this new style office
with extended opening times have been well received by my
constituents, who benefit from having access to Post Office services
seven days a week.
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