Shropshire Star

Post Office delivers new service in Tenbury Wells

A full-time Post Office has been restored in Tenbury Wells following a closure last year.

New service delivered in Tenbury Wells

The service opened in the town's Spar in Teme Street on Friday with extended hours.

Residents have been left without a Post Office since Bowketts shut on May 4.

The Spar store is run by family-owned convenience store operator Blakemore Retail.

Post Office controller Stewart Waldron said: "As a community retailer we are delighted to offer post office services in our convenience stores. Local residents can access a wide range of Post Office services during our shop opening hours – in excess of 114 hours a week.

"We are confident customers will be pleased with the flexibility and convenience of the new Post Office service."

The new opening hours are Monday to Friday, 6.30am to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 11pm.

Damien Haydock, Post Office multiples account executive, added: "We are delighted to have restored Post Office service to Tenbury Wells. We are also making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.

"We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs."

The previous branch in Market Square closed last year due to the resignation of the postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use.

A temporary mobile Post Office service had been operating in the town on a Tuesday afternoon.