Hosted Post Office to open

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Post Office Ltd have confirmed that the Newtonhill Post Office service will be re-opening and replaced with a new Hosted Post Office Service.

Following the end of the formal period of public consultation, and having reviewed the small number of comments received which were all in support of the plans the Hosted Post Office service will be introduced at Newtonhill Pharmacy, 1 Skateraw Road, Newtonhill.

The proposed hours of service have been based on actual customer usage of the previous service and Post Office Ltd are confident that operating the service with these opening times will meet the needs of our customers in the local community. Post Office Ltd will continue to review and monitor service on an ongoing basis and should customer usage increase significantly, opening times will be adjusted accordingly.

The new Hosted service, provided by the Subpostmaster from the Laurencekirk Post Office branch, will open on Friday March 16. The new service will operate for a total of two hours per week, on a Friday between 14:00 – 16:00 hours.

Brian Turnbull, Field Change Advisor, Post Office Ltd, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to re-open a Post Office service in Newtonhill. Post Office services are extremely important for the community and this service is a vital asset to the local area and allows them once again to have access to the same range of Post Office services. The facilities and service that we provide to our customers is of paramount importance and we are confident that the new service can meet the demands of our customers.”