Innerleithen’s post office is back in business

Susan Meikle and Hazel Millin, owners of The Allotment, Innerleithen.
Susan Meikle and Hazel Millin, owners of The Allotment, Innerleithen.

Innerleithen’s post office is back in business, having opened within its new home at The Allotment fruit and vegetable shop on High Street, last week.

That opening brings an end to a long-running push to reinstate a full-time service in the town following the resignation of the postmaster at the MayMart store in February last year.

The Allotment fruit and veg shop in Innerleithen.

The Allotment fruit and veg shop in Innerleithen.

Susan Meikle and Helen Millen, business partners at the Allotment, have been welcoming customers to the new local-style branch since last Wednesday, August 29.

They are offering Post Office products and services from an new open-plan counter running side by side with the existing one. It operates during the store’s usual opening hours, from 10am to 5pm during the week and from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays. The town has been served by a mobile outreach van every Friday morning for the past 15 months.

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Steven Simpson, Post Office area network change manager said: “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.”

Local residents and small business customers are able to access the wide range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance, top mobile phones and take advantage of a wide range of banking services including cash withdrawals, deposits and balance enquiries for customers of all the main UK banks.