Andrew Bridgen MP congratulates Ibstock Post Office on their first 6 months
Ibstock Community Enterprises Ltd is approaching the 6 months milestone as the Sub Postmaster of Ibstock Post Office. Both the Post Office and shop have seen a substantial increase in footfall since the take – over in February of this year. The staff members are enthusiastic about being part of the Community Enterprise team and are looking forward to the future with optimism.
Ibstock Post Office, and associated shop, sits at the heart of our community, in more ways than one. Ibstock Community Enterprises Ltd is committed to making sure that it becomes a successful and profitable business.
The Enterprise has now restocked the shop and offers an extensive range of greetings cards, gifts, gift wrap/bags and stationary, plus many other stock lines.
Being a ‘community run’ Post Office means that the remuneration, that would normally be taken as a ‘living’ by an individual acting as Sub Postmaster, will be re-invested into the community by the Enterprise. In other words, every service used and every product purchased at the Post office counter and shop will directly benefit the village of Ibstock.
Andrew Bridgen MP said, “I am pleased to visit the Ibstock ‘community run’ post office and witness firsthand the hardwork and time everyone has put in. I met with the team when the ‘community run’ post office was just an idea, and am I delighted to congratulate them on their success, their additional services and their first 6 months.”
Photo: Andrew Bridgen MP, Jane Black (Ibstock Community Enterprise), Duncan Keith (Local Business Man), Sam Newtown (Post Office), Jayne Massey (Ibstock Community Enterprise)