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Post Office goes mobile for nine villages

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A mobile post office, which will serve nine village communities started this week.

The new service, which is serving Rickinghall, Yaxley, Walsham-le-Willows, Gislingham, Thorndon, Great Finborough, Norton, Ixworth and Hopton started yesterday (March 7).

The Postmaster for Stanton, Maurice Lynch, is providing the service.

Wendy Hamilton, area network change manager, said: “We have worked hard to find a solution to enable us to restore services to these local communities in Suffolk.

The mobile service will cover nine village communities
The mobile service will cover nine village communities

"We are delighted to be able to offer this mobile Post Office service to so many communities. A Post Office Mobile service is a tried and tested way of maintaining service to smaller communities in other parts of the UK. The establishment of Mobile services presents the best possible solution to restore Post Office services to these communities.”

The Post Office services to the communities of Rickinghall, Yaxley and Walsham Le Willows will be on a permanent basis, while at Ixworth and Hopton the mobile service is being introduced on a temporary basis until a permanent solution is found.

The service to the communities of Gislingham, Thorndon, Great Finborough and Norton will restart after previously being served by a mobile Post Office.

For more information on the mobile service, go to www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder