THE Post Office in Enniskillen town centre is to reopen “within the next few days” at its former location on Townhall Street, a reliable source has told The Impartial Reporter.

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, August 24, the Post Office officially closed within the premises leased by Loane’s Costcutter, which is also to close this week, on Friday, August 27.

Speaking to this newspaper, the source explained that the post office branch is going to be taken over imminently. “Somebody is taking over the Post Office at the same location. They are hoping to move in within the next few days,” the source said, adding that the shop is also to be taken over on a temporary basis. Somebody is going to run the shop temporarily as a service shop, with a supermarket, until the new year.”

It is understood that a “multiple English retailer” will be moving in to the premises in January.

“The Post Office will be back up and going again until early next year until the English multiple moves in,” said the source.

Talking about a time frame for the reopening of the branch, the source believes that the post office could reopen as soon as Monday, if not before, adding: “Certainly, within the next couple of days.”

The Post Office has been contacted regarding this latest development.

Previously, in a statement to this newspaper on Tuesday afternoon, a Post Office spokesperson had said: “We regret that today [August 24] Enniskillen Post Office closed at 5.30pm.

“We know how much a local community relies on Post Office services and we are actively seeking a temporary solution for the branch.

“In the meantime, customers are advised to use Cornagrade Road Post Office, which is open Monday to Friday, between 8am and 7pm, or Chanterhill Post Office, open Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm, and on Saturdays between 9am and 1pm.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers who have usually visited the Enniskillen branch.”