Post Office services to return to Newton and Tydd St Giles?

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Two Fenland village halls could be hosting Post Office branches under new plans.

Newton and Tydd St Giles lost their Post Offices earlier this year but now there are proposals to re-instate services to the two villages.

Parson Drove postmistress Jayne Redman could be providing the services on Thursdays in the two halls from October or November.

The Post Office is now running a six-week consultation on the proposals.

Phillipa Newey, field change advisor, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Newton and Tydd St Giles.

“We are confident these new services will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

Newton lost its Post Office in August but a service could be offered in the village hall from 11.30am-1.30pm on a Thursday.

The host outreach service at Tydd St Giles Community Centre closed temporarily in August but could be re-instated. Villagers could be picking up stamps and other services from 2pm-4pm on a Thursday.

Mrs Redman is hoping villagers will support the services. She said: “This is something which is desperately needed and we are hoping more people will use it.”

The consultation ends on Tuesday, October 20.

Submissions can be made during the consultation by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@postoffice.co.uk, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

Or fill in a questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk with the branch code 336230.