Renewed hopes in bid to save Colyton PO

PUBLISHED: 11:19 15 June 2011

Colyton post office campaigners

Colyton post office campaigners

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Long-closed town centre shop could be ideal location for replacement service

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Colyton Post Office may have been thrown a lifeline.

An empty shop in the town centre has been identified as a suitable new home for the service, when R D Hibberd’s Stores finally closes, probably on June 22.

The former leather shop, almost opposite – which shut several years ago – is now being marketed by business transfer agents, Everett Masson and Furby.

They say: “An opportunity now exists to acquire the goodwill and assets of R D Hibberd and Son as well as establishing a brand new Post Office Local outlet in newly identified premises, ensuring the continuity of this popular service to the loyal local community.

“With such a sound following, considerable scope exits for new owners to develop the business and build on the current levels of successful trade through the introduction of additional retail lines.”

A spokeswoman for Colyton’s Save Our Post Office welcomed the move.

She said: “We are very excited by this proposal and do hope that a buyer can be found. It is a great opportunity for someone to come and enjoy the community spirit in Colyton.

“Post Office Ltd are working really hard to find an interim solution so that we still have a PO service while the permanent solution is being found.

“We do encourage everyone to continue using the Colyton PO during this time of change.”

Interested parties should contact Everett Masson and Furby on 01404 813762 or visit www.emfgroup.com


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