TWO Post Office branches that were forced to close unexpectedly are reopening.

Sunny Bank Post Office, next to the Blue Bell pub in Manchester Road, and Rufford Drive Post Office, in Whitefield, were closed two months ago after encountering technical problems.

The system errors, which meant that neither office was able to process transactions, have now been resolved.

The Sunny Bank branch will reopen on October 8, and is open 7 days a week from 7am to 10pm inside the Sunnybank Wines and Convenience store.

The Rufford Drive branch will reopen on October 10 and is open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays, but closed on Sundays.

Gurpreet Singh, owner and manager of Sunnybank Wines and Convenience and Post Office, said “This is the best news we could have had and we are really pleased to be reopening.”