Outreach post office for Ayton

A NEW ‘hosted outreach’ post office service is due to start in Ayton Village Store on Tuesday, May 8.

Announcing Post Office Ltd’s decision to introduce the hosted outreach service at Ayton on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12.30pm-2.30pm, spokesperson Brian Turnbull said: “We are confident that a hosted outreach service for four hours each week will meet the needs of customers in the area.

“Establishing this outreach service will enable us to restore post office services to our customers in Ayton.”

He added: “A wide range of Post Office services will be available and customers can collect benefits in cash from their bank account or Post Office card account.”

Ayton Post Office closed on March 22 following the resignation of the subpostmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for the postal services use due to the expiry of the lease but Post Office Ltd made clear its intention to continue providing a Post Office service in Ayton.

The new post office services are only 170 yards from the old post office.