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Downham Market post office set to reopen after two month closure

Post Office (3168683)
Post Office (3168683)

Downham's Post Office is set to reopen next week, more than two months after it closed in mysterious circumstances.

Officials have today confirmed they aim to restore services at the High Street branch from Monday, ending weeks of anger and frustration for residents who were forced to use alternative branches.

In a statement, the company said issues which had led to the closure in July had now been resolved and the premises would be open again under the same ownership.

A spokesman said: "We understand and appreciate how much communities rely on our services.

"We sincerely apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure."

Town MP Elizabeth Truss has welcomed the announcement, but said the length of the closure was still unacceptable for a community of Downham's size.

She said: "I appreciate that events sometimes occur necessitating a temporary closure, but the lack of alternate planning in providing services needs to be addressed and reviewed."

Residents were forced to use branches in Denver and Wimbotsham, and in some cases travel as far as Swaffham, to access services.

Ms Truss has urged the Post Office to look into the additional costs incurred by customers.

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