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Sudbury Post Office to open temporary service in Borehamgate Precinct next week



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A temporary Post Office will reopen in a Suffolk town next week, restoring services to its residents.

Sudbury's only Post Office shut last Thursday after WHSmith, in Market Hill, closed its doors.

However, Babergh District Council has found suitable accommodation in the Borehamgate Precinct to return the service.

The former WHSmith Books and Post Office in Sudbury closed last week. Picture: Mark Westley
The former WHSmith Books and Post Office in Sudbury closed last week. Picture: Mark Westley

The new temporary branch will open on Wednesday, June 22, at 9am.

VPS Group, which runs a number of a Post Offices across the country, will take over the day-to-day running.

Ash Singh, Group Director of VPS Group, said: “We are pleased to be able to open a Post Office in Sudbury. We know the community is eagerly awaiting this replacement service.”

Wendy Hamilton, Post Office Network Provision Lead, said: “We are delighted to be restoring services to Sudbury as we know how important a Post Office is to a community.

"This temporary solution us to quickly restore Post Office services whilst we work towards a permanent solution. We thank Babergh District Council for working with us and the new operator for finding this suitable location.”

The opening hours will be Monday-Friday: 9am – 5.30 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 2.30pm.

A spokesperson for the Post Office added they are working towards a permanent replacement.