POST Office services have been restored to a Herefordshire village which lost its branch after a long-serving postmaster retired last month.

Services will return to Bodenham this month, with a temporary hosted outreach service operated by the postmaster from Bromyard.

The service operates once a week on a Monday from 12pm – 1pm and started on May 10. It stops opposite Jane's Café, Bodenham Enterprise Park, The Moor, Bodenham, Hereford, HR1 3HT.

A Post Office spokesperson said: "Bodenham Post Office closed temporarily in April following the resignation of the postmaster and withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use.

"This is a temporary hosted outreach while we continue to seek a permanent solution.


"Lea Mobile Post Office will continue to be provided by the Bromyard Postmaster, but the service stop has been relocated to The Lea Village Stores, Lea, Ross on Wye, HR9 7JZ.

"The outreach service for Lea will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays from 1.45pm -2.45pm, and Fridays at 2pm – 3.15pm.

"To accommodate the mobile service at Bodenham and Lea, we have made some minor changes to the current opening hours to the mobile services at Credenhill, Bringsty and Whitbourne.

Katimay John, Post Office Network Provision Lead, said: “We are delighted to be restoring Post Office service to Bodenham as we know how important a Post Office is to a community. We thank the postmaster for Bromyard for providing this service.”