Modernised Ruskington post office gets stamp of approval

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The Post Office at Ruskington is to undergo a facelift as part of a programme of improvements.

The new, improved service will launch at 1pm on Saturday October 24 from its premises shared with the Lincolnshire Co-op store.

It will feature two screened counter positions open from 9am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. The opening hours are increasing by an extra five and a half hours to include Saturday afternoons to offer more choice of times for customers to visit, explain officials.

A Post Office spokesman said local residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mail services, including international parcels, Special Delivery, Local Collect and home shopping returns, make cash withdrawals from a Post Office Card Account, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, buy holiday money, get insurance, mortgages and savings and top up mobile phones. A selection of On-Demand popular holiday currencies will be added to the wide range of Post Office services on offer.

The spokesman added: “As the traditional banking network declines, customers for the majority of UK banks can use their post office for online banking cash deposits and withdrawals and bill payments.”

Ruskington Post Office will have to close at 5.30pm on Tuesday October 20 for the refurbishment to take place. During this short period of closure Post Office services may be accessed from any convenient Post Office branch, including: Leasingham Post Office, 24 chapel Lane, Leasingham, Sleaford, NG34 8LP.

Alan Ridoutt, Area 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. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future. The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closures programme.”

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