CULLEN POST OFFICE is the latest local branch that The Post Office are preparing to move to a new location with more services and longer opening hours.
Local branches throughout the UK and several in Moray have already been moved as part of a widespread re-invention of the services offered.
Under the banner ‘Post Office Local’ the Cullen branch is the latest to go out to public consultation, with customers and interested parties being invited to give their views on the plans during a six-week consultation period.
Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services and the new Cullen branch would offer Post Office products and services from an open plan service point integrated into the retail counter, instead of from a screened counter.
The proposed new location for the branch is Cullen Pharmacy at 28 Seafield Street in Cullen – just 53 metres from the present Cullen Post Office in Seafield Street.
Should the move go ahead, the branch would open from 9am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and from 9am – 1pm on Saturday. This would offer an extra half hour of Post Office service on Saturday afternoon.
Suzanne Richardson, who is the Post Office Regional Manager, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Cullen 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.
“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”
During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal.
The consultation will close on May 31 – submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, via the Customer Helpline on 03457 22 33 44 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.
Customers can also share their views online through the quick and easy questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 266801.