Derry city centre Post Office to reopen at nearby location

Derry city centre Post Office to reopen at nearby location

The Post Office in Bishop Street in Derry is to reopen at a nearby location after closing its doors in January 2018.

Derry City and Strabane District Council recently revealed that the branch is to re-open at a location further down Bishop Street.

In a post, they said: “The Post Office have confirmed that following the temporary closure of their office at The Diamond, the branch will reopen on Friday September 23 2022 at 144 Bishop Street where it will be known as Bishop Street Post Office.”

The new post office will be situated inside the SPAR shop at Bishop Street.

SPAR said: “Exciting news folks. As some of you may have seen from other posts Bishop Street Post Office will be available from the 23 September in-store!”

The store said services will include mails and parcels, cash & banking, bill payments, travel money, government services, including accessing universal credit and many more services to make everyday life easier.

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinead McLaughlin said the reopening of the post office this month would be welcomed by many people in our community and she was delighted that these services would once again be able to be utilised.

“At a time when more services are moving online, this is particularly important for the more elderly or vulnerable members of society who rely on in-person services for social interaction,” she said.

Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Padraig Delargy said: “Very welcome news that the Post Office on Bishop Street will reopen on Friday, September 23 2022. This is a vital service for our community and will make a significant impact on people’s everyday lives.”