The Parish Council and the Post Office have been working together over the last couple of years in order to find a more permanent solution to the running of the Post Office facility within Avon Dassett. The difficulties had arisen due to the fact that the current interim postmaster did not want to continue running the facility from his Warwick base.
To date the Post Office have been trying, without success, to find someone to operate both Avon Dassett and Northend as hosted outreach facilities for 2 hours each week but so far they have been unable to find an existing Core Operator to take the facilities on.
The current interim postmaster tendered his resignation as required under the terms of his contract with the Post Office on 21 September with a projected closure date between 28 September and the 5 October. Unfortunately, the current interim postmaster decided on Tuesday 27 September to withdraw his services with immediate effect without any prior notice.
The Post Office have assured the Parish Council that they are doing everything they can to find a new Core Operator who will be willing to take on both Avon Dassett and Northend, however, in the interim both facilities will remain closed until further notice.
The Fenny Compton PO remains open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10am and it is hoped that residents who require regular access to a Post office can utilise this facility in the interim.
The Parish Council will continue to work closely with the Post Office in order to have the post office facility reinstated in some form and will keep residents informed of any progress. In the event that the Post office is reopened we would encourage everyone to use the facility as much as possible in order to secure its future.