To celebrate the launch of the new Anniesland Post Office, John Robertson MP ‘cut the ribbon’ at an opening ceremony at 13:30pm on Friday 7 March 2014.
John Robertson MP said: “I welcomed the news that Anniesland Post Office was to be modernised and am delighted to be here today to congratulate staff on their hard work and to formally open the new branch.
He added: “The Post Office is vital to the community around Glasgow and I’m sure the new improved office, and the longer opening hours, will be warmly welcomed by all of my constituents.”
As part of Post Office plans to modernise the network and extend opening hours for customers, the modernised Anniesland Post Office at 1606 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G13 1HQ, offers Post Office services from five counter positions: four traditional screened positions and a Post Office service point allowing access to selected Post Office products and services at the retail counter outside of main counter opening hours. Customers will also benefit from extended opening hours throughout the week.
The new-look Anniesland Post Office is open from 08:00-17:30 Monday to Friday and 09:00-17:30 on Saturday. Selected Post Office products and services will also be available from the combi-counter from 06:00-08:00am and 17:30-22:00pm Monday to Friday, 06:00-09:00am and 17:30-22:00pm on Saturdays, and 07:00-2200 on Sundays. Customers also benefit from a wide range of Post Office services available at the new look branch.
Connie Hewitt, Post Office Head of External Relations Scotland, N Ireland & N England said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents around this area of Glasgow and I am confident that this new modern Post Office will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.
She added: “This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”
Under the current Parliament the Government has committed £1.34bn for the Post Office network to make sure there is no programme of Post Office closures and to update branches; in November the Government announced a further £640m investment in the Post Office network, from 2015 to 2018.
Nationwide the investment programme will see up to 8,000 branches modernised with additional investment in over 3,000 community and outreach branches.
The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches. It is also one of the UK’s fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephone services.