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New look for Bailgate Post Office

A revamped Post Office in Lincoln held an official launch ceremony for its new look, inviting the city’s MP to cut the ribbon.

The Bailgate Post Office officially reopened at 10am on April 25, with Lincoln’s Conservative MP Karl McCartney doing the honours.

The improved Post Office will have longer opening hours and a modernised feel, with the original screened tills moved to make more space in the shop.

A variety of services will be available from the branch too, which is open 9am until 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Karl McCartney MP said: “I welcomed the news that Bailgate Post Office was to be modernised and am delighted to be here today to congratulate Simon on his hard work and to formally open the new branch.

He added: “The Post Office is vital to the community around Bailgate and I’m sure the new improved office, and the longer opening hours, will be warmly welcomed by all of my constituents.”

Subpostmaster Simon Clarke added: “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to open the new branch and I am very pleased to be officially launching it today for the community.”

“I’d also like to thank Karl McCartney MP for taking time from his busy schedule to come here today, and also to thank the local community for their continued support and use of the branch.”

The Government has set aside £1.34 billion to improve and modernise the Post Office network, which is now independent of Royal Mail, and ensure there are no branch closures going forward.