A community celebration was held on Friday to mark the official opening of Feltwell’s new and improved Post Office.
South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss was given the honour of cutting a ribbon to declare the re-located Feltwell Post Office officially open for business.
New postmaster Manjit Kaur Benning and her husband Manjit Benning bought an existing Spar shop in High Street, Feltwell, last summer.
They refurbished it into a One Stop independent franchise and last month added a post office offering longer opening hours than the previous one at The Beck.
Feltwell is now a modern open-plan branch with Post Office services provided from an open-plan till at the shop counter seven days a week from 7am to 9pm.
It also has improved access and offers enhanced local services including manual banking (non-barcoded transactions), Transcash, and Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide International parcels.
Ms Truss said: “It is great that the village has a post office that is open seven days a week and I want to thank Mr and Mrs Benning for inviting me here today.
“The new layout and comprehensive refurbishment of their store will offer even more services - something that is highly valued in our rural communities.”
Mr and Mrs Benning are new to Feltwell but said they were ‘very committed’ to serving the community.
Will Russell, regional manager said: “We are confident that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.
“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future.”