Kelly Tolhurst MP Visits Strood’s Wainscott Road Post Office to Discuss Modern Opportunities

Rochester and Strood MP Kelly Tolhurst recently visited Wainscott Road Post Office to recognise the valuable role the branch plays in providing vital services to customers within the local community.

The post office team were delighted to welcome their special visitor. The visit gave them the perfect opportunity to showcase the wide range of services available to customers within Rochester and Strood throughout the year. Wainscott Road has been without a post office for many years after a previous branch on the road closed in 2003 but the opening of this new branch in March 2018 shows the post office is still a popular community asset.

Kelly Tolhurst MP took on ministerial responsibility for the Post Office when promoted to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy last year and has engaged regularly with the sector to understand its challenges and opportunities.

Wainscott Road branch, along with all 11,500 Post Office branches across the country, offers everyday banking services for customers of all the main UK banks including cash withdrawals, deposits and balance enquiries.

At the visit Kelly Tolhurst said,

“It was fantastic to meet the team at Wainscott Road Post Office today - this branch, like many post offices nationwide play such a vital role in providing essential services to local communities such as Strood.

“Post offices are still a valuable to communities as shown here with this recent opening after so many years without. These businesses are now successfully adapting to modern day needs and now offer a multitude of services from banking and currency exchange to their original postal facility.

“They remain an important part of our community and high streets to this day and I wish them, and particularly Wainscott Road every success for the future.”

Postmaster Mrs Pararajasingham was thrilled with the visit and commented: “We were delighted that Kelly Tolhurst MP took time out from her busy schedule to drop in and recognise the valuable service we provide every day to the local community.”