Date set for post office move

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A date has been set for the relocation of Kedington’s post office which is moving to Nisa Stores in Silver Street.

The current post office in The Parade will close at 1pm on April 29, with the new service starting from 1pm on April 30.

The current Kedington postmistress, Mary Upton, is retiring after more 25 years in the job.

However, she and her husband Peter will continue to run their shop, which was not deemed big enough to accommodate the new-style post office.

The new service is going to be provided at what is called a ‘combination counter’ at Nisa Stores.

A Post Office spokesman said the new post office service will sit alongside the store’s tills and would be open during the store’s opening hours, which are Monday to Saturday 7am to 8pm and on Sunday from 8am to 5pm.

There will also be a hearing loop provided, and a space for a wheelchair.

Post Office regional manager Will Russell said: “We know how important these services are to local residents and we are confident this vibrant new-style post office, at the heart of the community, will be popular.

“The modernisation is part of a major government investment programme.”