Revamp of Corby Post Office will offer extended hours and Sunday opening

The Greenhill Rise Post Office is having a revamp
The Greenhill Rise Post Office is having a revamp

Customers will be offered longer opening hours as part of the modernisation of Corby’s Greenhill Rise Post Office.

The revamp means Post Office services will be provided from two modern counters at the McColl’s store in Greenhill Rise, with one full-screened and one Post Office service point alongside the retail counter.

The main counter will be open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

There will also be a Post Office service point alongside the retail counter, offering selected services outside the main counter times, including from 7am until 10pm on Sunday.

This will be an extra 76 hours a week, including all-day Sunday as well as Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

The branch will open earlier, close later and it will be the end of lunchtime closing.

Dave Thomas, chief operating officer for McColl’s Retail Group, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming customers to our newly refurbished Greenhill Rise Post Office, which offers 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 Post Office services will be available for the full opening hours of the store in order to provide an excellent service for the local community.”

The branch will close for refurbishment on Thursday, September 8, at 5.30pm to allow the work to be carried out.

Alternative branches include Willowbrook Road Post Office and Rockingham Road Post Office, The Jamb, Corby.

Post Office area manager Alan Ridoutt said: “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 and will secure services for the future.”

The changes are part of a 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 Greenhill Rise Post Office will re-open following its refurbishment at 1pm on Monday, September 19.