New look for town post office

Morpeth Post Office in Old Hags Head Yard.'REF 0101156887

Morpeth Post Office in Old Hags Head Yard.'REF 0101156887

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The Post Office will soon deliver some layout changes and new features to its Morpeth town-centre branch.

The modernised service, which will launch at 1pm on Wednesday, will be provided from five counter positions – including two new-style, open-plan counters and three secure fortress positions.

The branch, which is located at the T&G Allan store in Newgate Street, will open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, closing half-an-hour later than it does at present.

It will be closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and lunchtime while the refurbishment works take place. Area manager Anne Clark said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Morpeth and we are confident that this vibrant modern branch at the heart of the community will be popular.

“The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme that is enabling us to continue investing in the Post Office network and map out a bold growth strategy through to the end of the decade.”

Car-tax renewal will be added to the wide range of services available at the branch, the existing ones include international parcels, insurance and topping up mobile phones.

During the closure period, Post Office services can be accessed from branches in nearby locations such as Stobhillgate and Ashington.