Monday, March 21, 2011

Re-opening (yes RE-OPENING!) of the Eastrington Shop and Post Office

Great news for Eastrington residents – this morning saw the RE-OPENING (yes re-opening!) of the Eastrington Shop and Post Office. This is the first Post Office to re-open in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

(pictured with Sub-Post Master John Shepherd and David Davis MP who performed the re-opening honours)

This would not have happened without the drive and determination of Gilberdyke Sub-Post Master John Shepherd who has taken on the Eastrington office in addition to Gilberdyke.

When the post office and shop closed residents feared for the worst as a valuable asset to the community was lost, a number of people voiced their concerns to both John Shepherd and I, with many not realising just how important the shop was until it closed.

Ironically the Post Office closed but the post box didn’t, therefore Eastrington people could post a letter in the village but not buy a stamp.

I really think this is a real win for Eastrington and seriously good news, and I’m sure this valuable village resource will go from strength to strength.

Interestingly the ‘Post Office Local’ concept means that it’s open after hours and seven days per week - not just as a shop - but a Post Office too.


John Mansell said...

Good news for Eastrington. We need more of the same in our communities.

Anonymous said...

Good news indeed but the residents must now use the shop and post-office for it to be viable. It would be a real shame if people do not support this venture and end up losing it a second and possibly final time.

robert williamson said...

Its so good to hear about the re-opening of eastrington shop and post office in the present economic climate with so many rural post offices,shops and pubs closing.Lets hope the residents of eastrington and surrounding area are able to give it good support so it remains viable for many years to come.