Keep up with Armagh i

Poyntzpass Post Office to reopen and relocate and public urged to have their say

Poyntzpass Post Office is due to reopen in March – six months after closing down.

But it is due to reopen at a different location and the Post Office is currently staging a six-week consultation to seek the public’s views.

Post Office has written to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to highlight the plans.

The new location would be at Trainor Bros Retail, 14 Chapel Street, Poyntzpass.Post Office

If it goes ahead after the consultation, it would change to one of the new local style branches.

Post Office is seeking views regarding the suitability of the proposed new location, prior to the closing date of February 18.

Local Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan is encouraging people to engage in the consultation, which seeks views on location suitability, ease of access and suggestions that could improve services.

In October 2015, the Church Street branch temporarily closed due to the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use.

Since then, the new operator has been proposed at Trainor Bros Retail.

“I would urge people to make their views known which will assist with the restoration and development of an important service for the area,” said the MLA.

“Indeed, this is not the first time the people of Poyntzpass have suffered short breaks in postal services and the proposal to reopen services is welcome news.”

The change was part of a programme of modernisation taking place across the Post Office network and will see additional investment to outreach branches across the board.

The public can make their views known by contacting the Consultation and Communication team via phone on 03457 223344 or by email on postofficeviews.co.uk.

Read more news:

Family ‘shocked and angry’ as two vehicles taken in weekend creeper burglary

Police say man who knocked over pedestrian was four times over drink drive limit

Man who suffered paralysis returns to work 20 weeks after being in intensive care

PSNI responds to security alert and disorder with hilarious ‘Dissident Dan’ meme

You’ll get new build SRC in Armagh when I get money, says Minister

Former city centre bar and nightclub up for sale for a cool £400,000!

Become a member

Support local, independent businesses by becoming an independent member.

Become a member

Most read today

More in News