NEWBRIDGE’S new ‘concept’ post office was launched last week making it among the first in a new generation of such services.
With Postmaster Brendan Kelly, at the helm the new hi-tech office is proving a welcome addition to the e town. Mr Kelly and his staff have overseen the complete renovation and overhaul of the town’s main street post office over a number of months.
Local TD Martin Heydon dropped by the office on Thursday morning to be met by Debbie Byrne the MD of An Post Retail and Postmaster Brendan O’Neill.
Mr O Neill thanked his Newbridge customers who had shown considerable patience as the office was completely refitted to make way for the super modern counter setup. “Newbridge can be really proud of this post office it is going to be a great addition to the town and we look forward to welcoming them here. This is not just a new post office it’s a whole new way of doing with our customers,” he said.
The new postmaster is no strange to customers at main street having worked there as a post office clerk for a number of years. Indeed, his former boss John Normile is still part of the team at Main Street.
The new modern office is open-plan with a variety of customer services areas including a self-service kiosk and information points. A key feature is the array of post office counters which feature automated teller units and which are designed for ease of use by all customers. The office is one of the first in the country to be equipped with An Post’s new parcel lockers.