Neil Parish has officially re-opened Cullompton Post Office, restoring services for the town.
After a long battle, working with Post Office regional staff and communicating with local constituents, Neil officially re-opened Cullompton post office on Friday.
The shop, at 61A Fore Street, has been fully refurbished and it has been re-named The Pillar Box.
The new Postmaster is Sharon Fabry. Together with daughter Jeni Fabry they are running the Post Office and shop which sells cards, stationery, gifts and quality toys and old-fashioned style sweets, newspapers, drinks and snacks. Some range of sweets has their branding of The Pillar Box. They stock good quality wooden toys - mainly pre-school educational toys.
Both Sharon and Jeni are highly experienced at running and working in a wide variety of Post Offices including Ottery St Mary, Dunkeswell, Exeter and Woolbrook. Jeni grew up living above a Post Office as Sharon was the Postmaster for Ottery St Mary.
Neil Parish MP, said: “It is great news to have a Post Office in Cullompton again providing a vital service. The community is very fortunate to have very experienced and knowledgeable new operators. I really want to thank Sharon and Jeni for re-opening the branch and this wonderful-looking shop, which is very conveniently located.”
Post Office services will be provided from two open-plan counters alongside the retail counter. The opening hours are Monday to Saturday: 8.30am – 5.30pm. This provides 54 hours of Post Office service a week.
The branch offers customers a wide range of Post Office services, from posting letters and parcels to collecting and returning online shopping items. Customers are able to take advantage of a wide range of banking services including cash withdrawals and balance enquiries for customers of all the main UK banks.