To celebrate launch of the new style, open-plan branch, John Robertson MP ‘cut the ribbon’ at Dyke Road Post Office today, 8 March 2013.

John Robertson MP said: “I’m delighted to officially open the new Dyke Road Post Office.  I know how important post office services are to communities like Dyke Road and I am sure everyone will join me in congratulating the subpostmaster on his hard work. I wish Mr Burmy continued success with his business.”

Subpostmaster Mr Bhubinder Singh Burmy said: “The branch closed for a week to allow us to undertake the refurbishment. I am delighted with the new ‘main’ style branch and I am sure my customers will enjoy the additional hours being provided. I want to thank them for their patience during the improvement works.”

The new branch has three serving positions: a mixture of 2 screened with 1 Post Office serving point at the retail counter available during shop opening hours, including Sundays.

Post Office Regional Network Manager for Scotland and North England, Sue Richardson, Scotland, said: “We are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a three-year investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, that will see around 6000 branches (about half the Post Office network) converting to new-style 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 fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephony services.

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