Fincham gets a mobile PO

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A mobile post office has been set up to provide services to the villagers of Fincham after its the closure of its full-time branch last month.

It operates from a lay-by opposite the Memorial Hall in the High Street each weekday.

The ‘mobile outreach service’ started operating last month.

It is located 350m from the former branch at The Stores, in the High Street which closed on July 1 with the resignation of the postmaster.

A spokesman for the Post Office said: “A mobile outreach service presents Post Office Ltd with the best possible solution to providing services to the Fincham area.”

The service is operated by the sub-postmaster from Upwell mobile services, who visits the community at fixed times every week.

The mobile service operates a daily 30-minute session from 12.05pm to 12.35pm Monday to Friday and customers benefit from car tax renewal and on demand Dollar and Euro holiday money added to the range of services on offer.

There is a step into the mobile vehicle, but an electronic tailgate is available to facilitate easy access for wheelchair users and those with disabilities.

Post Office Ltd said it welcomes feedback from customers on the new service. The final date for submissions is September 17. Submissions can be made by Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, via email to comments@, via the Customer Helpline on 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55. Customers can also share their views online through with the branch code 071131.

Post Office Field Change Advisor Wendy Hamilton, said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Fincham and we are confident the mobile outreach service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”