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New modernised village Post Office reopens its doors after major building works

PUBLISHED: 11:35 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:40 24 January 2018

Grand opening of Spar Stores in Castle Acre, where the new Post Office has also reopened. Pictures: Sam Bisla

Grand opening of Spar Stores in Castle Acre, where the new Post Office has also reopened. Pictures: Sam Bisla

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Residents have welcomed the reopening of a Post Office in a mid-Norfolk village.

Grand opening of Spar Stores in Castle Acre, where the new Post Office has reopened. Pictures: Sam BislaGrand opening of Spar Stores in Castle Acre, where the new Post Office has reopened. Pictures: Sam Bisla

Castle Acre Post Office officially opened its doors to the public this week following a major project to demolish and rebuild the existing building to create a modern shop.

Postmaster Rashpal Singh oversaw the work to increase the size of the shop at Foxes Meadow, near Swaffham, to expand retail space at the convenience store. The newly-built shop also has electronic doors for easier access.

The project, mainly funded by the Postmaster, was also supported by a grant from the Post Office Community Fund.

The grant is part of a £20m national investment scheme available to 3,000 crucial community Post Office branches, where there is no other retailer who could operate a post office within half a mile. While the fund forms part of a wider Post Office modernisation programme to help deliver more benefits.

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