IT IS all about giving back to the community at Stevenston Post Office, according to the shop's owner.

Robin Bawa spoke to the Herald this week after the shop announced its latest offer.

The store will be offering free Costa Coffee in store to emergency service workers - for the remainder of 2023.

The generous offer has been hailed by many locals with the kind gesture a welcome boost as we move into the cold winter months.

Though Robin said, "it is just nice to be nice" as the store always looks to thank those who work so hard for us in the local area.

He said: “Last year we did it as well as the weather had turned very quickly and it was really cold.

"We also done it for everybody for a whole week and then every Monday in November and December.

“This year we just thought it would be nice to appreciate the community. We have a lot of people locally who work for the NHS and for the emergency services.

“They are always working outside and it’s a tough job – I couldn’t do it. It’s nice to give back to the community.”

It is the latest of a number of offers ran be the Post Office shop as they continue to look to give back to the customers who keep them going.

Robin added: “We offered free bread last week for everyone, we gave away 450 free loafs to every customer with no purchase required over a couple days.

“It’s just giving back to the community, they have always been so nice to us.

“Being the Post Office we see all sorts of people, older people coming in for pensions, youngsters coming in, three or four different generations.

“We have a good connection with our community and it’s always good to give back when we can.”

He is hoping that the shop's latest offer will also help spread a little bit of festive cheer.

He continued: “It’s a joyous time of the year, it just gets the community spirit up.

“Especially when people are struggling, nothing it cheaper, everything is going through the roof, whatever we can do we are always at the forefront of helping the community.”

Robin also wanted to offer thanks to the team behind him that make all of this possible.

He said: “My team as well, they work tirelessly. Our motto in the shop is we need to make sure that everybody leaves with a smile.

“It’s not very easy dealing with the public but my guys are always trying their best to help out every customer as much as they can.”