Plans to move Cairnie Post Office

There are proposals to move Cairnie Post Office.
There are proposals to move Cairnie Post Office.

The Post Office is proposing to move one of its Arbroath branches from its current location and create what they describe as a modern open plan branch.

It is proposed that Cairnie Street Post Office be moved 30 metres away to 10 Cairnie Street, the mini supermarket with the new premises offering extended opening hours for customers.

And now customers and interested parties are invited to give their comments on the move in a six week public consultation.

The move is part of 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.

Post Office regional network manager for Scotland and Northern England, Suzanne Richardson, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Cairnie Street and we are confident that this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

She added: “The proposed changes to the branch are part of a three-yearinvestment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, that will see around 6000 branches converting to newstyle branches. The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

The Post Office say opening hours at the proposed new location would be Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering customers an extra 59 hours to access Post Office products and services.

During the public consultation Post Office Ltd are welcoming feedback on any issues customers would like considered before a final decision is taken on this proposal. The consultation will close on October 4.

Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to, via the Customer Helpline: 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.