Post office opens in pub

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Punters at a Peak pub can now send post while drinking pints thanks to a unique community project.

The post office in Bamford has relocated to the Angler’s Rest pub, a community hub bought and taken over by locals last year.

And High Peak MP Andrew Bingham was on hand last Friday to officially open the post office.

Ben MacIntyre, a director of Bamford Community Society, said: “This is a really important day both for the village and for the Angler’s Rest.

“When we started on this project we had a vision of a business that was really at the heart of the community, run for the benefit of both local people and to attract new visitors to the area.

“The relocation of the post office is a major part of these plans and we are delighted that we were able to save this crucial service for future generations.

“The Angler’s Rest is already a much-loved village asset and bringing the Post Office into the building is another way to ensure that it remains relevant and accessible to the whole community.”

And Mr Bingham added: “I’m delighted to be officially opening the new Post Office in the Angler’s Rest.

“I’m very pleased to have been able to help the Bamford Community Society in overcoming various obstacles on the road to this, and I’m sure they will make a great success of the Post Office here.

“The people of Bamford have really come together to make this work, and with a pub, cafe and now the Post Office all located here, it really is the heart of village life once again.”