Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon has received confirmation from An Post that substantial work is underway to modernise the main post office in Newbridge and turn it into a bright modern retail unit.

“The project is one of 5 investments by An Post around the Country to create new concept post offices to be unveiled later in 2019. The “new” post office in scheduled to open in August and is in line with An Post’s drive to modernise post office business as well as the look and feel for customers.

“An Post have advised that after the August opening, customers will be served at new user friendly counter units which will be notable for the lack of security screens. The office itself will be open plan and easy access with dedicated areas for financial services and self service information points for customers. A major upgrade of the façade at Main St Newbridge is also proposed as part of the current works.

“An post have reassured me that all work on the office will be completed without serious inconvenience to customers or staff who can continue to use the post office during the works. We have utilised part of the premises to ensure that service will continue at Main Street which the transformation of the public office is underway.

“It is great to see further investment in Newbridge despite previous opposition claims that the future of the post office was in doubt which were unfounded. I look forward to seeing and using the new facilities after they are launched in August.”