New postal service gets stamp of approval from York MP Hugh Bayley

York Press: York Central MP Hugh Bayley and Coun Neil Barnes meet staff at the Co-Operative Food store in Tang Hall Lane, which now offers Post Office services York Central MP Hugh Bayley and Coun Neil Barnes meet staff at the Co-Operative Food store in Tang Hall Lane, which now offers Post Office services

IT was a red letter day for a customers of a York store when a new Post Office Local service was launched.

The new service has been established in The Co-Operative Food store in Tang Hall Lane, offering a wide range of services, including mail transactions, home shopping returns, cash deposits and withdrawals and tax disc registration.

Customers will also be able top up mobiles phones, pay bills, pre-order foreign currency and use a range of Government services, such as cashing Green Giros and paying for fishing licences.

Mr Bayley, MP for York Central, who pressed the Government to reopen a Post Office in Tang Hall Lane, said: “I am delighted that The Co-operative has agreed to provide a Post Office service at Tang Hall Lane and I know that the this service will be valued by local residents.”

Coun Neil Barnes said: “This compromise of a counter service should be a great success and well-used and I have been personally reassured by the Post Office that opening hours and security arrangements are tailored to the needs of service users.”

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8:09am Sat 9 Feb 13

gmc_1963 says...

I'd like one back on Bishopthorpe Road
I'd like one back on Bishopthorpe Road gmc_1963
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9:12am Sat 9 Feb 13

Micklegate says...

Credit where it's due, for the tiny amount of hours Bayley spends in York his staff are great at co-ordinating the photo opps
Credit where it's due, for the tiny amount of hours Bayley spends in York his staff are great at co-ordinating the photo opps Micklegate
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9:21am Sat 9 Feb 13

old_geezer says...

No screens? Not that I like them, but how long to the first robbery?
No screens? Not that I like them, but how long to the first robbery? old_geezer
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10:01am Sat 9 Feb 13

heworth.28 says...

Shame the staff there aren't paid any extra to recognise the extra workload this puts on them!
Shame the staff there aren't paid any extra to recognise the extra workload this puts on them! heworth.28
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11:50am Sat 9 Feb 13

roskoboskovic says...

there he is again when the cameras turn up.limelight bayley.this,unfortun
ately is the future of our local post offices as counters in local shops.an absolute disgrace.
there he is again when the cameras turn up.limelight bayley.this,unfortun ately is the future of our local post offices as counters in local shops.an absolute disgrace. roskoboskovic
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12:27pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

heworth.28 wrote:
Shame the staff there aren't paid any extra to recognise the extra workload this puts on them!
Why should they get more? Do they work longer hours for the same money? They are shop workers serving customers. They now have some different products and services to sell alongside existing ones. Should they get an increase if the coop adds a new brand of cornflakes to the range?
[quote][p][bold]heworth.28[/bold] wrote: Shame the staff there aren't paid any extra to recognise the extra workload this puts on them![/p][/quote]Why should they get more? Do they work longer hours for the same money? They are shop workers serving customers. They now have some different products and services to sell alongside existing ones. Should they get an increase if the coop adds a new brand of cornflakes to the range? Paul Meoff
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5:37pm Sat 9 Feb 13

BigJon says...

QUOTE: IT was a red letter day for a customers of a York store when a new Post Office Local service was launched.

Good to see The Press and/or Mr Bayley are up-to-date.....the new Post Office service actually started on 28th January, nearly 2 weeks ago.....
QUOTE: IT was a red letter day for a customers of a York store when a new Post Office Local service was launched. Good to see The Press and/or Mr Bayley are up-to-date.....the new Post Office service actually started on 28th January, nearly 2 weeks ago..... BigJon
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7:43pm Sat 9 Feb 13

expubcrawler says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
heworth.28 wrote:
Shame the staff there aren't paid any extra to recognise the extra workload this puts on them!
Why should they get more? Do they work longer hours for the same money? They are shop workers serving customers. They now have some different products and services to sell alongside existing ones. Should they get an increase if the coop adds a new brand of cornflakes to the range?
LOL!
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heworth.28[/bold] wrote: Shame the staff there aren't paid any extra to recognise the extra workload this puts on them![/p][/quote]Why should they get more? Do they work longer hours for the same money? They are shop workers serving customers. They now have some different products and services to sell alongside existing ones. Should they get an increase if the coop adds a new brand of cornflakes to the range?[/p][/quote]LOL! expubcrawler
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7:56pm Sat 9 Feb 13

topumpire1 says...

Post offices have closed with no regard to customers down the "Hull Road Corridor". AT one time from the city centre, I can remember Colliergate, Walmgate, Melrosegate, Tang Hall Lane, Osbaldwick(Farndale ), Murton. (I am sure the older ones can remember more). The Post office closure's should have closed the middle ones of Three (Osbaldwick between Murton & Tang Hall Lane), (Tang Hall Lane between Osbaldwick & Melrosegate) etc.NOT as they did from the outskirts, in! this meant that older people from Murton had to travel!
Post offices have closed with no regard to customers down the "Hull Road Corridor". AT one time from the city centre, I can remember Colliergate, Walmgate, Melrosegate, Tang Hall Lane, Osbaldwick(Farndale ), Murton. (I am sure the older ones can remember more). The Post office closure's should have closed the middle ones of Three (Osbaldwick between Murton & Tang Hall Lane), (Tang Hall Lane between Osbaldwick & Melrosegate) etc.NOT as they did from the outskirts, in! this meant that older people from Murton had to travel! topumpire1
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6:45pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Paul Meoff says...

topumpire1 wrote:
Post offices have closed with no regard to customers down the "Hull Road Corridor". AT one time from the city centre, I can remember Colliergate, Walmgate, Melrosegate, Tang Hall Lane, Osbaldwick(Farndale ), Murton. (I am sure the older ones can remember more). The Post office closure's should have closed the middle ones of Three (Osbaldwick between Murton & Tang Hall Lane), (Tang Hall Lane between Osbaldwick & Melrosegate) etc.NOT as they did from the outskirts, in! this meant that older people from Murton had to travel!
Hardly surprising they are closing. Average age of customers must be 65 years old. As that generation dies out and payments are made by direct credit, email replaces post and stamps can be purchased in supermarkets they will go the way of clay pipe emporiums.
[quote][p][bold]topumpire1[/bold] wrote: Post offices have closed with no regard to customers down the "Hull Road Corridor". AT one time from the city centre, I can remember Colliergate, Walmgate, Melrosegate, Tang Hall Lane, Osbaldwick(Farndale ), Murton. (I am sure the older ones can remember more). The Post office closure's should have closed the middle ones of Three (Osbaldwick between Murton & Tang Hall Lane), (Tang Hall Lane between Osbaldwick & Melrosegate) etc.NOT as they did from the outskirts, in! this meant that older people from Murton had to travel![/p][/quote]Hardly surprising they are closing. Average age of customers must be 65 years old. As that generation dies out and payments are made by direct credit, email replaces post and stamps can be purchased in supermarkets they will go the way of clay pipe emporiums. Paul Meoff
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