Post Office services temporarily suspended at village store

The Post Office service has been temporarily suspended at Butterwick.
The Post Office service has been temporarily suspended at Butterwick.

Post Office services will be temporarily closed at Butterwick’s Nisa Local convenience store.

Some villagers are concerned about the service cut and what it will mean for those with limited mobility.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “There are a lot of elderley people here and I have mobility problems, so we are really concerned about this closure.”

A Post Office spokesperson said: “We apologise for any inconvenience that will be caused by the temporary closure of the Post Office branch in Butterwick from September 11.

“We would like to reassure customers we will work hard to restore the service to the community as soon as possible and are committed to maintaining services in the area.

“In the meantime, customers can access Post Office services at Freiston.”

The Standard spoke to the owner, Nirmal Singh, who said the service contract was terminated after he suffered a period of ill health and had to close the store while attending hospital.

However, he said he stayed open longer on days he was at work – to try to meet demand.

“I am awaiting the verdict of whether I will be given a second chance and be able to continue the services for the village,” he said.

Mr Singh, who recently spent money refurbishing the store, has since employed additional staff.

A petition has been made to appeal to the Post Office to restore services at the store.