Hailsham Post Office staff would like to extend the compliments of the season to customers in advance and wish them a very happy and healthy Christmas.
Christine Holversen, manager of the town’s post office which opened in the High Street last July, is pleased that half a year on, the new post office is even more firmly established as a vital part of town life and continues to offer an important service to residents.
“From the whole team here at Hailsham Post Office, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic start to 2020,” said Christine.
“We’ve had a great few months since reopening in the High Street last summer and have which had some exciting changes for the team. We couldn’t have done it without the support of you as our customers.”
Hailsham’s much-needed post office, which opened its doors in the town centre last summer, has received lots of positive feedback from residents and the local community has reacted in an appreciative manner to the Town Council’s taking over of the franchise and for saving the post office.
It is believed that the post office is the first post office in the UK to be operated by a Town Council.
“I’m delighted that the public have commended the Town Council and are appreciative of our efforts over the past year to save this essential community facility,” said Hailsham Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council, Councillor Paul Holbrook.
“I can see that customers are very appreciative to have a post office in the town centre again. It’s wonderful that there is a conveniently located post office nearby for local businesses and residents, especially the elderly who often rely heavily on ease of access to local post office services.”
Operating 51 hours of post office service a week, the modern, open-plan premises provides all the standard counter services and offers four serving positions: two full-screened and two open plan serving positions along the retail counter.
Town Clerk and Postmaster of the new post office, John Harrison commented: “The new post office service is going really well, and people are really glad to have a post office back in the town centre. A post office is a vital service for the community, and this is a growing town with thousands more homes being built in the area, so we decided that we had to find a way to re-open the post office.”
“Christine and her team at the post office and I wish customers and residents a very happy Christmas.”
Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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