Villagers’ joy at Post Office return

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Villagers in Whissendine will be celebrating the return of their vital village Post Office later this month.

It has been about five years since the village lost its battle to keep its Post Office.

But at long last, on Tuesday, May 31, at 1pm, there will be a service back in the village, provided from the village store on Main Street.

Opening hours will be 7am to 7pm, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 7pm on Saturdays and 8am to 2pm on Sundays.

It’s understood services provided will include mail, cash withdrawals, travel money and telecoms.

Services will be offered from an open-plan Post Office counter, integrated into the retail counter.

Adrian Paling, Post Office field change advisor, said: “We recognised the gap in our existing branch network and are delighted to be opening a brand new local branch, with extended opening hours and a Sunday service, to meet the needs of the community around Whissendine.”

Villager Pat Lake said: “I think everyone in the village will be absolutely delighted the Post Office is coming back. “There’s a lot of older people in Whissendine who will find just nipping down to their village Post Office is a godsend.”