Re­furb com­plete for val­ued Post Of­fice

Sup­port for busi­ness once un­der clo­sure threat

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­

CHAL­FONT Com­mon post of­fice has re­opened on fol­low­ing two and a half weeks of re­fur­bish­ment.

The post of­fice, which also houses a Spar mini su­per­mar­ket, had been closed for about a month af­ter de­lays in the re­fit.

Leader of Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil Iso­bel Darby and parish coun­cil chair­man Linda Smith were at the open­ing of the shop in Rick­mansworth Lane, Chal­font St Peter on Tues­day morn­ing (Septem­ber 1).

Aruna Soni, who owns shop with hus­band Dhi­ra­jlal, said the open­ing had gone very well.

She said that while it had taken longer than an­tic­i­pated, the shop needed the re­fur­bish­ment as it has been about 15 years since the last one.

And she said the re­sponse from the com­mu­nity has been great.

She said: “It’s been very very good. Peo­ple have been look­ing for­ward to see­ing it. Ev­ery day they

Linda Smith was one of many peo­ple, along with Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil­lor Iso­bel Darby, to open the lo­cal branch of the post of­fice in Chal­font St Peter have been pass­ing by and – they were here they give ask­ing when are you sup­port­ing us and we’re ser­vice.” open­ing. They know look­ing for­ward to Mrs Smith said the post about the re­fur­bish­ment ev­ery­body com­ing in the of­fice had been listed for be­cause of the sign vil­lage and us­ing us as clo­sure but thanks to the out­side.” She added: “I’m well.” ef­forts of her­self, Iso­bel very very pleased with Mrs Smith said: “We’re Darby and the lo­cal evey­body’s re­sponse.” just glad to see it re­open. com­mu­nity, they

Mrs Soni sin­gled out in One of the cus­tomers suc­cess­fully cam­paigned par­tic­u­lar the coun­cil said, when he came out, to keep it open. “It’s mem­bers who turned up how nice it was to see our val­ued by a lot of peo­ple to the open­ing. post of­fice open again.” in this area,” she added.

“I would like to thank She added: “We just “And as lo­cal peo­ple we them again,” she said. need peo­ple to know that need to use it to make sure “And thanks to ev­ery­body it’s there re­ally be­cause that we do keep it.”


very good


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