Wangford and Walberswick to get outreach post office services

Residents of two villages were celebrating today after it was revealed they would be given a post office service again after a wait of more than two years.

People in Wangford, near Lowestoft, have been without their outreach post office since June 2009.

Today Coastal MP Dr Therese Coffey confirmed the good news that an outreach service will start operating in Wangford for four hours a day twice a week. It wil be operated by the post office at Aldeburgh.

The new service follows a campaign by villagers and Dr Coffey to get the service re-instated. It was hoped it would be restored in September at the community centre but it fell through at short notice.

Dr Coffey said: 'This is something I have been pressing the Post Office on for a long time and have raised it in the House of Commons with the Prime Minister. It is so important that residents of rural communities get access to the Post Office service.' As part of the new service a outreach post office will also be set up in Walberswick.

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