Cromhall’s brand new Post Office welcomed children from the local school last week as they posted their letters to Father Christmas.
Pupils from St Andrew’s Primary School patiently waited in line before posting their letters into Father Christmas’ special post box.
Sue Baines, the Sub-postmistress said: “It’s was lovely to welcome the children with their letters. It’s something that’s becoming a bit of a tradition, but this year was particularly special because we recently moved into our new home after years operating from a portacabin. I even put my Christmas jumper on for the occasion.”
Sue and volunteers who run the village shop where the Post Office is housed, are looking forward to celebrating the shop’s first Christmas in its new purpose-built building. They’re also celebrating a 20% increase in trade since it opened back in June, which they’ve put down to being more visible and able to stock more.
Merlin Housing Society worked in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council to build a permanent home for the award-winning community-run shop and post office, alongside a rural housing development of three affordable homes.