Thrapston postmaster to restore Post Office services in three rural villages

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The Post Office has restored services to three rural communities.

The Postmaster for Thrapston, Ricky Ghuman, agreed to re-open three hosted outreach services, whereby his team will visit the communities in Orlingbury, Loddington and Podington at set times each week.

The three outreach branches had closed in October 2016 due to the retirement of the postmaster at Warkton Post Office, who had operated these services.

The details of the new services, which began this week, are:

Loddington Post Office, Village Hall, Main Street, Loddington, NN14 1LA. Open Mondays from 10am to 12 noon.

Podington Post Office, Podington Cricket Club, Hinwick Road, Podington, NN29 7HU. Open Tuesdays from 10am to 12 noon.

Orlingbury Post Office, 2 Isham Road, Orlingbury, NN14 1JD. Open Tuesdays from 12.45pm to 2.45pm.

Sarah Cottrell, network operations area manager, said: “Since the closure we have worked to restore the service to our customers in this area.

“Re-opening these services with reduced hours presents the best possible solution to allow us to maintain Post Office services in Loddington, Podington and Orlingbury in the longer term.”