Stradbroke Post Office set to be delivered soon

Stradbroke, Suffolk. Stradbroke Library
Stradbroke, Suffolk. Stradbroke Library

Stradbroke is set for a special delivery in the coming months after it was revealed the village will be getting a Post Office.

The village has been without a Post Office since July 2012, with residents having to travel to Horham, two miles away, for similar services.

Following discussions between the Stradbroke Courthouse and Library Trust (SCALT) and Suffolk Libraries, an application to host a Post Office local counter at the library, in Queen Street, was made. James Hargrave, a trustee of SCALT, told the Diss Express: “It is good news.

“It will be going ahead and that is excellent. We have not had a lot of good news recently with the shop closing. At least this means there is going to be a Post Office.”

Post Office Regional Network Manager Julia Marwood added: “We understand how important Post Office services are to residents in Stradbroke and we are confident this new modern branch will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”

Although a date is yet to be set for an earmarked opening, Mr Hargrave is hopeful the service could be up and running “in a couple of months.”

Staff will need to be trained, as well as construction of the counter at the library.

The potential new Post Office would be open at the same time as the library, although these hours could be changed or extended.

The Post Office is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the move in a six-week public consultation.