Ballywaltrim post office is to move to the Boghall Road
The post office at Kilbride will be moving to the Boghall Shopping Centre this year as the incumbent postmistress retires.
According to a spokesman for An Post, Ballywaltrim post office will be located on the same site as Centra, with an entrance of its own, separate to the store off-licence. While there are some concerns about the capacity for parking at the centre, the spokesman said that they have looked at the area and are happy enough that it can take customer traffic.'It's a good move for the local community. A lot of local business is done there, which is where a post office should be.'
He said that it is hoped that the current post office will remain in place until the new one is ready. A start and finish time are not yet fastened down. Deputy John Brady thanked staff there for their many years of service so far. 'Hoefully the existing staff can be redeployed to the new post office,' he said. Deputy Brady said that he will continue to engage with An Post as plans move ahead.
Staff at the post office declined to comment when contacted.