New seven-day Post Office is a first for south Keynsham
Published on: 04 Mar 2016
South Keynsham is getting its first Post Office this month when a new branch opens on March 21.
The branch will be located in the McColl’s store in Holmoak Road and will be open seven days a week. The closest Post Office for residents is currently in Chandag Road, around one mile away.
Post Office services such as sending mail and banking will be offered via a counter alongside the shop’s retail counter.
Chief operating officer for McColl’s Retail Group, Dave Thomas, said: “We are delighted to soon be welcoming Post Office customers to our Keynsham store, which will offer a wide range of Post Office services alongside our extensive retail offer.
“As a convenience store operator we are always looking for ways to make life easier for our customers and the new Post Office, which will be available for the full opening hours of the store, will provide an excellent service for the local community.”
The new branch will be open from 6am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 7am to 10pm on Sundays – 111 hours of service per week.
Gaynor Davies, Post Office field change adviser, said: “We recognised the gap in our existing Post Office branch network and are delighted to be opening a brand new local branch, with extended opening hours and a Sunday service, to meet the needs of the community around the Holmoak Road area of Keynsham.
“We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents. We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”