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