The Post Office will be opening a brand new branch in New Coundon on Monday 17th June.
The Parkhead Road Post Office will be located within the Mace garage and convenience store on Parkhead Road, offering a wide range of postal and banking services.
The new service will offer long opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 7am-10pm.
In response to the announcement, Helen said: “We hear so often of closures and reduced services, so to hear that a new branch is opening in New Coundon is very good news. The extended opening hours are a great idea, helping people to use the services at a time that suits them.”
Prior to this new branch opening, the nearest service was the Coundon Mobile Service, which opens for two-hour periods on a Wednesday and Friday. The closest Post Office buildings were located in Bishop Auckland on Victoria Avenue and on Cockton Hill Road.