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Post office to open an extra 54 hours a week

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

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CARBIS Bay Post Office will close for ten days in January while it receives a facelift in preparation for what it is calling "new longer opening hours".

The post office at the Costcutter store on St Ives Road will close on Saturday, January 4, at 12.30pm and reopen on Wednesday, January 14.

When it does reopen it will be selling some Post Office products from a third serving position at the normal shop till.

The Post Office has said this means its "opening hours" will be extended by 54 hours a week as Costcutter is open 7am to 10pm every day.

However, the store's post office trading hours – for the two screened positions and the full range of goods and services – will change.

While it currently opens 8.30am to 6pm, from January 15 it will reduce its hours and open from 9am to 5.30pm.

Post Office regional network manager Will Russell said: "We understand how important having a post office is to residents in St Ives and we are confident the new branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

"The modernisation is part of a major investment programme to convert the Post Office network to new-style branches.

"This investment, the largest in the history of the Post Office, makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes."

During this refurbishment the nearest alternative offices are: St Ives Post Office, 11 Tregenna Hill, St Ives, TR26 1SE and the Wharf Post Office, 4 Chy An Chy, St Ives, TR26 1LH.

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