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‘End of an era’ as plans to relocate Post Office away from McAnerney’s supermarket

The Post Office is proposing to relocate its branch from McAnerney’s supermarket in Armagh in what has been described as the “end of an era”.

There are plans to relocate to the Spar store on the Killylea Road; a move the Post Office say will “create a modern main-style branch” as well as increasing its operational hours.

This move would equate to almost a kilometre from the current branch at Irish Street.

The new Post Office would have three serving positions, a mixture of one modern screened, one open plan counter and a Post Office serving point at the retail counter.

One loyal customer told Armagh I she was disappointed with the plans.

“I have been going to McAnearney’s Post Office for years and when I’m in I would pick up my shopping,” she said. “I am really disappointed that it is closing. It will be the end of an era.”

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.

Kenny Lamont, Post Office Area Change Manager, 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.

He added: “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.”

During the public consultation, Post Office Ltd welcomes feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on January 28. Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 268715.

Submissions can also be made via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, by post to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS, or by telephone 03452 66 01 15 or Textphone 03457 22 33 55.

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