30 October 2015
BRUNDALL POST MP “CUTS THE RIBBON” AT NEW-LOOK OFFICE
• Rt Hon Keith Simpson MP officially opens refurbished branch
• Opening hours have increased
• Convenient, quick service, new modern layout
• Private conversation area to discuss range of Financial Services
MP for Broadland Rt Hon Keith Simpson, “cut the ribbon” today (30 October) to mark the official opening of new-look Brundall Post Office at The Street, Brundall, NR13 5AA.
The branch, based within a Budgens supermarket, has undergone a major refurbishment. Post Office services are now provided from three modern counters, plus a full-screened pay window. The main open-plan counters open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5.30pm, whereas the Post Office used to close at Saturday lunchtime.
Keith Simpson MP, said: “This new-look branch looks really great – modern, light, bright and airy. The extra opening hours are impressive and will make a big difference to the lives of people in Brundall. I really want to thank Postmaster Jinx Hundal for modernising his branch. He has also taken on an extra member of Post Office staff.”
The new branch layout makes it easier for customers to move around. There is also a private conversation area to discuss the wide range of Post Office Financial Services.
Postmaster Jinx Hundal, who also operates modernised Cromer Post Office, said: “Customers think the changes at Brundall are brilliant. They think the branch now looks very professional. They like the feel of the branch. The open-plan counters make the branch more welcoming. It is far easier for staff and customers to talk face-to-face without a screen in the way and without the need to shout. The Saturday afternoon opening in the main Post Office is proving very popular as they no longer need to leave the village to do their Post Office business.
The changes are part of a Government- backed major modernization 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.
At Brundall Post Office you can do everything from Post Office Card Account cash withdrawals, car tax renewal, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, buy holiday money, get insurance, mortgages, savings and top up mobile phones. Customers can access a wide range of Post Office and mails services, including international parcels, Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns. As the traditional banking network declines, customers for the majority (99%) of UK banks can use their post office for online banking cash deposits and withdrawals and bill payments.
Kevin Shepherd, Post Office Area Manager, said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Brundall. We are confident this vibrant modern Post Office, at the heart of the community, will be popular. The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme.”