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MP Paterson discusses future of Hadnall Post Office

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North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson today met bosses of a village post office to discuss reopening the "popular" facility, which was axed in a round of swingeing cuts last year.

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson today met bosses of a village post office to discuss reopening the "popular" facility, which was axed in a round of swingeing cuts last year.

Mr Paterson met the owners of Hadnall Village Stores, which used to house the post office, and told them to produce a business case which he would then take to his colleagues in the Government.

The Conservative MP said, if successful, Hadnall could provide a perfect example for other villages in the country to follow.

He said: "Hadnall Post Office was always viable and the last government ran a bogus consultation process and didn't listen to a word anyone said.

"It was an example of an extremely popular post office built around all the trimmings of a thriving village shop.

"The current alternatives to the post office are very inadequate and are causing businesses to be put off from coming to the area.

"I can't do this alone and need the local community to get together to help get the post office re-opened. If successful, Hadnall can be an example for others to follow in the rest of the country."

The post office closed its doors in March last year despite a lengthy battle by villagers to keep it open.

A campaign group was formed and a 1,000 signature petition handed to Post Office bosses in support of the service, but it could not be saved and was then replaced with an outreach service three afternoons a week.

Mr Paterson today met Harmesh Jassel, the store owner and subpostmaster.

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