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Mobile service to replace town post office

PUBLISHED: 16:09 04 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:10 04 September 2019

Mobile post office to serve 10 key villages in west Norfolk. Photo:Fabio De Paola/PA Wire

Mobile post office to serve 10 key villages in west Norfolk. Photo:Fabio De Paola/PA Wire

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A town whose post office recently closed is on track to receive regular visits from a mobile alternative.

Mayor of Wymondham, Kevin Hurn. Photo: SubmittedMayor of Wymondham, Kevin Hurn. Photo: Submitted

Following the closure of the post office on Market Street in Wymondham last month, the town council has been looking at options to replace the service.

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The White Hart on Market Street is applying to offer the service from the pub, but it is likely to take around six months until this is in place

As a temporary measure, councillors are organising regular visits from a mobile post office, run by Post Office UK Ltd, which would visit the town for a minimum of two hours a week.

The vans are normally used in rural areas which no longer have a post office, and offer a range of services available in permanent venues.

Mayor of Wymondham, Kevin Hurn said: "It's extremely important we have a post office in the town centre, particularly for elderly residents or those with dementia. We're doing everything we can to make sure they have the option to use the facility."


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