Villagers will be left without a Post Office as branch announces temporary closure

The Post Office in Mepal
The Post Office in Mepal -Credit:Google

Residents in a Cambridgeshire village will be without a Post Office for the next three months. The Mepal branch will temporarily close on Wednesday (May 29).

The branch, located on the village's High Street, will undergo a major refurbishment. This will involve an extension of the premises as well as a new front entrance.

The temporary closure is scheduled to last until the end of August, with normal services resuming on the 29th. In the meantime, customers are advised to use nearby branches in Sutton and Witchford.

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In a letter sent to customers, the Post Office said: "We are writing to inform you that due to extensive building work at the above location, the branch will need to close. The safety of our customers is of paramount importance to us, therefore, to allow for the building work to take place, it will be necessary for the service to close on Wednesday 29 May 2024 at 5:30pm.

"It is envisaged that the work will take approximately three months to complete, following which the service will re-open on Thursday 29 August 2024 at 9am. The branches listed overleaf will be happy to provide customers with Post Office services during this period and this information will be made available locally.

"We would like to apologise for the inconvenience the closure may cause. We hope that our customers will continue to use the Post Office and full details of alternative Post Office services in the area are shown at the end of this letter."

More information about the closure can be found on the Post Office website here.

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