A village shop and Post Office are set to close.

Hockering Shop and Post Office - between Norwich and Dereham - will close its doors at the end of next month – officially ceasing trading on July 31.

The current owners will own the branch until they submit a formal written resignation to the Post Office.

The Post Office will then conduct a review of the branch, in The Street, to determine whether the service is still required in the village, before advertising the franchise to potential future owners.

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Dereham Times: Hockering Shop and Post Office, in The Street, Dereham, is set to close

In a post on the Hockering Shop Facebook page, the owners of the shop thanked their loyal customers.

“We would like to take this opportunity and thanks to all of our loyal customers and friends for continuous support and your business," the statement read.

“Due to the change of circumstances, we will no longer trade from July 31 this year.

“If there is anyone who would like to take the shop and Post Office on and continue within this great venture please come and see us.

"Thank you for your great support.”