Putnoe Street post office to close for modernisation and reopen with extended hours

Putnoe Post Office to be refurbished.
Putnoe Post Office to be refurbished.

The post office in Putnoe is to be closed for modernisation work and will reopen for longer hours including Sundays.

The Post Office will be refurbishng the Putnoe Street PO at Library Walk, Bedford, to provide an open plan layout and customers can access services on Saturdays from 7am until 7pm, and Sundays until 1pm.

The branch will close on Monday, September 15 at 5.30pm for and is due to reopen on Monday, September 29 at 1pm.

The new-look office will have three serving positions. Two open plan counters will offer the full range of services and will be open Monday to Saturday 9am -5.30pm. There is also a combi Post Office serving point fat the retail counter, offering most services during shop opening Monday – Tuesday – Thursday - Friday 7am – 6pm: Wednesday – Saturday 7am – 7pm: Sunday 7am – 1pm.

This is an extra 28 hours a week than previously offered including Sunday and Saturday afternoon.

Customers will be able to access the full range of Post Office and mails services,

including international parcels, Special Delivery, Local Collect and home

shopping returns and an additional Car Tax service.

Customers can get Post Office Card Account cash withdrawals, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, buy holiday money, get insurance, mortgages, savings and top up mobile phones.

Kevin Shepherd, Area Manager said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Bedford and we are confident this vibrant modern Post Office 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 to map out a bold growth strategy to the end of the decade.”

The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.

During this period of closure customers are advised to use alternative branches which include Queens Drive Post Office, 108 -112 Queens Drive, Bedford MK41 9BS and Avon Drive Post Office, 18 Avon Drive, Bedford, MK41 7AF.