Post Office modernisation programme reaches 6000th store

The Nyetimber Post Office in Bognor Regis recent became the 6,000th branch to undergo a refurbishment as part of the UK Post Office’s modernisation programme.

The national modernisation programme began in 2012.

In a statement issued today (5 April), Post Office said: “More branches are being modernised every week, while separately investment in 3,000 community branches – often the last shop in the village – is also being made available.”

The Nyetimber branch will also have longer opening hours and will be be open at more convenient times for its customers. It used to be open for 41 hours a week but now will be open for 66 hours following the refurbishment. The extra 25 hours a week, which include Sunday opening, will meet the demands of its customers who might not be able to make it in during office hours or Saturdays.

The branch was opened this morning (April 5) by Post Office Chairman Tim Parker and Chief Executive Paula Vennells, along with Nyetimber Postmaster Than Thevarajah.

Parker said: “I am delighted we have reached the milestone of 6,000 modernised branches and it has been great to meet Than and to hear about his plans for his business and how he sees the modernisation as acting as a springboard for the future success of his business.”