After much publicity and exploration of numerous options, the village Post Office at 35 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF is to close towards the end of May.
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The shop will however continue to trade selling kitting materials, stationery, books, greeting cards, stamps and more.
It is a stark reality of life, that running a Post Office is now not considered a viable business activity, particularly when you take into account the volume of small transactions and security aspects.
After many years of providing an appreciated Post Office service to the village, and attempts to sell the entire business, building and accompanying accommodation, Sue had made the understandable decision to close the Post Office element.
We understand that the premises will remain for sale, and without the Post Office, it is likely to be a more attractive purchase opportunity,
Whilst the closing of the Post Office will be a loss for people in the village, at least the shop is not going to be empty and people will still be able to purchase an interesting range of knitting and stationery items.