I was delighted to formally open Waterbeach Post Office at the Village Stores at the
weekend. The new owners of the Village Stores has rejuvenated the shop and the addition of the Post Office will only surely help.
The Post Office move was prompted by the national modernisation programme that is taking place across the country. One of the fundamental aims is to ensure that smaller Post Offices survive by merging with an existing shop. The Village Stores coming forward to run the Post Office was very welcome as it was becoming clear that the Post Office on its own would not be viable.
The Post Office network have over 11,500 branches across the UK. During this and the last Parliament nearly £2billion was committed to make sure there is no programme of Post Office closures and to update branches;
The transformation is to also ensure modern, easily accessible Post Office branches with longer opening hours.
The very best of luck to the new home of the Waterbeach Post Office.