Community's Post Office is saved after villagers secure deal

08 January 2018

Villagers near Plymouth are celebrating this week after their Post Office was saved from closure.

The community of Millbrook, which is across the water from Plymouth, were shocked when they found out that their Post Office would be closing this month – leaving them without vital amenities.

But locals managed to work out a deal to save services in the village over Christmas.

The Peninsula Trust, a local community organisation, and the Millbrook Parish Council have now secured an Outreach Post Office at the Rame Centre (pictured) in Millbrook.

Jane Riggs, project coordinator, said: “We met with The Post Office representative in late December who provided us with information on the various options available, finally deciding that an outreach service provided by Gary Walters from Menheniot Post Office would be our best immediate option.

“We would like to thank Millbrook residents, Millbrook Parish Council and the Post Office for their continued support."

The Outreach service will start on Friday, January 19 at the Rame Centre in West St, leaving Millbrook residents with only a three day gap in service.


Opening hours will be Tuesday 3pm - 5pm and Friday 2pm – 5pm. Though these hours are subject to change depending on the outreach equipment available.