FINVOY Post Office is on the move to a nearby site in a new ‘local’ style branch with significantly longer opening hours.
The move is 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.
The new branch will be located 150 metres from its current site at 180 Finvoy Road, Ballymoney, BT53 7JS.
Post Office Regional Network Manager for Northern Ireland, Sheila McCann, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Finvoy and we are confident that this new modern Post Office will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”
She added: “This is an exciting time for the Post Office. This move is part of a three-year investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, that will see around 6000 branches (about half the Post Office network) converting to new-style branches. The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
Post Office local is a new concept for delivering Post Office services from an open plan counter with Post Office products and services available alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours, allowing Post Office services to be available for longer offering greater convenience to customers.
Post Office customers in Finvoy will benefit from opening hours being extended by an extra 50 hours a week as selected Post Office products and services will available during shop opening hours, Monday to Friday: 08.00 – 20.30 and Saturday 08.00 – 18.00.
The current branch will close on Tuesday 21 May at 17.30, with the new branch opening at the new address on Wednesday 22 May.
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.