26th July 2011
RELOCATION OF RAMSEY POST OFFICE
Ramsey Post Office has a new home having relocated from Court Row to the former Court House building over the weekend.
The move is an exciting one as the area is set to become the focal point of a newly revitalised Ramsey as part of the town’s regeneration scheme.
Sharon Maddrell will continue as the branch manager and her team remains unchanged with customers able to continue enjoying the high level of service they have come to expect.
Chairman, Alan Crowe MLC officially opened the Post Office on Monday 25th July to customers, Post Office Board members and local dignitaries including Ramsey MHK’s Allan Bell and Anne Craine and Chairman of Ramsey Town Commissioners, Captain Nigel Malpass.
Marty Quine, General Manager Retail Network, Isle of Man Post Office said: “We are delighted to have moved into such a prestigious property in the town which has lay in the heart of the town for so long. Postal services are an important service for any community and I hope customers will like this new location and find it more convenient.”
Also in attendance was Richard Power, Inspector of the Northern Neighbour Policing Team who said: “The move of the Post Office to the Courthouse represents a valuable asset to Ramsey and the North and I am sure that it will be a success. At present the Police Station will remain at the Courthouse with the public reception area in the same place. Out of hours contact can still be made by the public via the outside phone located at the front of the premises. There will be no disruption to police services.”
Housed within the new post office is a fascinating display of photographs featuring postal services in Ramsey from times gone by including some old images of the town itself. The oldest photograph in the display dates back from 1888 and features Ramsey postmen. A model of the Ellan Vannin is also on display, built by and kindly on loan from Harry Edmundson, of Liverpool. Anyone is welcome to come and visit the exhibition and view the model during normal post office opening hours Monday to Saturday.
Ramsey Post Office offers a range of services including Foreign Currency, Moneygram, Postal services, Stamps and Coins, the payment of licences and bill payments.