New home for Northumberland post office

Belford Co-op during refurbishment work last year.
Belford Co-op during refurbishment work last year.

Belford Post Office is on the move to new premises where it will open as a new local-style branch seven days a week.

The new branch at the Co-op on West Street, 130 metres from its current site on Church Street, will open on Wednesday, March 26.

In response to feedback during the consultation, the range of products available at the new branch will be extended to include manual banking, Transcash, and Royal Mail and Parcelforce International Services.

The move is part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business.

Suzanne Richardson, Post Office regional manager for north England, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Belford and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch-closure programmes.”

Post office customers will benefit from opening hours with the new branch due to be open from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday.