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New post office will open much longer
6:00pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A NEW era has dawned for Moreton’s post office which was officially opened in its new home on Friday.
The branch opened at Warner’s Budgens, High Street, on Friday after moving from its previous New Road location.
As reported in the Journal last year, the supermarket came to the rescue of the post office which was struggling with rising costs and council tax.
To celebrate the launch, store owner Guy Warner was joined by Moreton Town Council chairman Councillor Colin Hancox, who cut the ribbon.
Joining them were other town councillors and the clerk, along with Coun Robert Dutton, Moreton ward member at Cotswold District Council and representatives from other local organisations.
Coun Hancox said he was delighted to open the new facility.
“This new post office with fantastically longer opening hours will really benefit local residents and businesses as people will be able to visit before or after work, or on the way to school,” he said.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to Guy Warner and Warner’s Budgens for ensuring the post office has stayed in Moreton.”
Opening hours have been extended at the supermarket by 43 hours a week and customers will now benefit from opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays as well as early mornings and late evenings.
The new post office has three counters at the back of the store – one screened position and two open-plan.
Mr Warner, who is also the sub-postmaster, said: “A post office is vital to a community and our store is very much at the centre of our community.”
The post office will open during Budgen’s normal opening hours, which are Monday to Saturday 8am to 10pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm.