Post Office in Watton reopens after sudden closure

Watton Post Office on the High Street. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Watton Post Office on the High Street. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A market town's Post Office has reopened following its sudden closure.

The post office in Watton was reopened on Saturday following an unexplained closure eight days earlier.

The branch, which underwent a thorough refurbishment earlier this year, shut unexpectedly on March 4 due to 'operational reasons'.

After speculation that the branch may be closing, a Post Office spokesman said the company was 'committed' to maintaining a branch in the town, adding: 'We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the unplanned closure of this branch.'

George Freeman, Mid Norfolk MP, got in touch with the Post Office about the ongoing issue. A spokeswoman for Mr Freeman said: 'The Post Office said they need to make sure everything is ready to open to the public, then it will be back to a six day a week service as it was before.'

For the time being the branch will be open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday.

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