Thirteen Scottish communities will benefit from a brand-new Mobile Post Office starting next month which will be operated by the Postmaster for Johnstone.

This will restore Post Office services to the communities of Fenwick, Annbank, Sorn, Chapelton, Inverkip, Bonnyton, Newmilns, Darvel, Eaglesham, Wemyss Bay, Houston, Old Kilpatrick and Lochwinnoch.

The new Mobile Post Office will open the week commencing Monday 14th February.

A Mobile Post Office is a tried and tested way to serve rural communities.


Photo: Inside the new mobile Post Office Photo Credit: The Post Office

David Duff, Post Office Network Provision Lead, said: “We are delighted to be introducing a brand-new Mobile Post Office to serve these 13 communities, restoring Post Office service to these communities. We thank the Postmaster for Johnstone for operating these Mobile Post Offices as we know how important a Post Office is to a community.”

“We are keen to restore permanent services to these communities as soon as possible, so we have decided to go ahead with our plans. Restoring the services as a Mobile outreach is a commercial decision for Post Office Ltd and we are not seeking feedback on this aspect of the change.

“However, we would welcome suggestions about specific aspects of the change about the new locations and the proposed days and opening hours.”

Feedback will close on 2nd February 2022. Customers can share their views during the consultation online at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 195859.

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.


Houston Post Office Mobile service

The Old Smithy Car Park ,
North Street,
Houston,
PA6 7HF

Opening times
Monday 15:00 – 16:15
Friday 12:15 – 13:15
Services

A range of Post Office products and services available.

Access

There is a step into the Mobile vehicle with an electronic tailgate available to facilitate easy access for wheelchair users and those with disabilities.

Parking

Parking close to where the Mobile van will be parked.

Getting there: This Post Office service will be located outside the previous Houston Post Office branch.

 

Lochwinnoch Post Office Mobile service

Car Park ,
McKillop Institute ,
Main Street ,
Lochwinnoch,
PA12 4AJ

Opening times
Monday 09:00 – 11:00
Thursday 15:00 – 16:30
Friday 10:45 – 11:45
Services

A range of Post Office products and services available.

Access

There is a step into the Mobile vehicle with an electronic tailgate available to facilitate easy access for wheelchair users and those with disabilities.

Parking

Parking close to where the Mobile van will be parked.

Getting there: This Post Office service will be located opposite the previous Lochwinnoch Post Office branch.

 

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