Post office store to be reopened

Cranwell Post Office EMN-150213-151749001
Cranwell Post Office EMN-150213-151749001

A village post office which closed more than a year ago is set to reopen.

The post office in Willow Lane, Cranwell Village, ceased to trade in October 2013 following the resignation of the subpostmaster, but villagers will be delighted with the announcement from Post Office that it is set to reopen the store as a new ‘local’ service next month.

It will be officially launched at 1pm on Thursday, March 26, and will provide an open-plan combination counter in the store, with the post office terminal sitting alongside the till.

The new post office will be open seven days-a-week, Monday to Saturday from 7am to 8pm and on Sunday from 9am to noon.

Adrian Paling, of Post Office, said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.

“The opening hours, which will increase to 81 hours a week, will ensure that the branch is much more convenient for users with more choice of times to visit, including Saturday afternoons and Sundays.”

He added: “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office, and will secure services for the future. The investment marks a commitment to our ‘no more branch closure’ programme.”