A post office which had to shut down in 2021 is now reopening at a new location as a permanent, full-time branch.

Post Office is planning to re-open Marsh Gibbon Post Office at a new location – Marsh Gibbon Village Shop, 1 Berry Close, Marsh Gibbon, Bicester on Friday, September 23 at 1pm.

This will restore full-time permanent Post office services to the area.

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The previous branch, inside The Plough Inn on Church Street, closed in June 2021, due to the resignation of the postmaster.

The new premises in Berry Close, which are currently empty, will undergo a full refurbishment to incorporate the retail store with Marsh Gibbon Post Office.

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The opening hours of the new branch will be Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 6pm and Sunday, 7am to 12pm.

The Post Office will be open 71 hours a week.

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A temporary, part-time Post Office service has been operating from St Mary’s Church, Station Road since last June.

It will close on Friday, September 23.

Post Office Network Provision Lead Anthony Bayley said: “We are delighted to soon be restoring a permanent Post Office to this area, as we know how important a Post Office is to a community.

The opening hours will make it convenient for customers to visit.

“We are keen to restore this full-time branch to the area as soon as possible, so we have decided to go ahead with our plans.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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