THE POST Office is set to return to the village of Rockhampton with the introduction of a weekly mobile outreach service.

The plan is to have the mobile outreach come to the village each Friday, beginning on August 3, where it will be outside the Village Hall in Church Road from 9.30am to 10.30am.

The mobile service is a travelling Post Office aboard a specifically designed vehicle that brings Post Office services and retail products to communities without relying on fixed.

Since the closure of the village’s service in 2017, the Post Office say they have continued to work to identify a solution to restore services to the community, and introducing the mobile service would see a ‘tried and tested way of maintaining service to smaller communities’.

The Post Office said they will be going ahead with the plans as they are keen to restore services as soon as possible but are welcoming suggestions and comments from the public, which will be taken into consideration before plans are finalised.

Cllr Matthew Riddle said the introduction of the service was ‘great news’ and encouraged everyone to take part in the survey.

“The part-time post office was running for two mornings a week but closed last year when Joy Tiley sadly died.

“Joy had being diligently operating the Post Office from part of her home, for many years. Joy and the Post Office she ran has been very much missed.

“This new service goes some way to bring back the Post Office to Rockhampton and I know will be welcomed by local residents.”

To take part in the survey, which closes on July 31, visit