LAPFORD Post Office will re-open on Monday July 7 at The Orchard Centre, Lapford, Crediton, EX17 6PZ.

It will be a Hosted Outreach Post Office service, with a Subpostmaster from North Tawton Post Office visiting at certain times of the week:

Monday and Friday: 09:00-13:00; Tuesday: 13:00-17:00.

Post Office Field Change Advisor Colin Pound said: “Our priority is to safeguard Post Office services in the longer term and establishing this replacement Hosted Outreach Service presents the best possible solution that will allow us to restore access to Post Office services to Lapford.”

The Post Office, now independent of Royal Mail, is the largest retail network in the UK, with over 11,500 branches.

It is also one of the fastest growing financial services companies and is developing its online and telephony services.