Chorleywood has finally received the green light to open a new post office after residents have been campaigning for months.
Residents are glad to have received the news after the old Chorleywood post office closed in January following a break-in.
Post Office Ltd asked the Chorleywood Residents’ Association (CRA) help to find both a site for the post office, whether temporary or permanent and also someone to run it.
Lisa, of CRA, said: “The CRA are delighted to announce we can officially have a post office again.
“The new site would require just a single counter position, or alternatively, the Post Office can provide one of their kiosks, a 1 sqm cube, which is fully self-contained and just needs power and 4G.
“The two new sites that were being considered; the library and co-op, have been ruled out for now, hence the need to find a new site.”
Gagan Mohindra MP is also glad the village can soon have a new post office.
He said: “The issue of the extended closure of Chorleywood’s post office has been ongoing since well before I became our Member of Parliament in December 2019.
“I’ve been impressed with the Chorleywood Residents’ Association’s campaign and have had several meetings with partners including the Post Office Ltd and Royal Mail.
“I’m delighted on behalf of local residents to know there is now an end in sight!”
Anyone applying to run the service does not require any experience, training will be provided.
If you are interested in incorporating a post office facility within your retail outlet, or applying to run the Post Office, please visit runapostoffice.co.uk/branch/chorleywood-town-post-office-rickmansworth-wd3-5lq