Two more villages in south Herefordshire are to benefit for the first time from a mobile post office service.

Goodrich and Eaton Bishop, near Ross-on-Wye, are to be added to the list of villages served by the initiative, set up by the Post Office after several rural shops closed in recent years.

This has left villagers having to travel many miles for post office services such as parcel posting, banking, bill paying and travel money.

The Post Office has promised that the the new Goodrich service will run on Thursday afternoons between 1pm and 2pm, and the van will visit Eaton Bishop between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Fridays.


The travelling post office is aboard a specifically designed vehicle.

It will be operated by the postmaster for St Weonards who already provides service to 10 rural communities.

These include Herefordshire villages Almeley, Wigmore, Pembridge, Weobley, Whitney-on-Wye, and Dorstone.


Also restored to the mobile service are border villages Drybrook, near Monmouth, and Grosmont, near Abergavenny.

Katimay John, area network change manager for Post Office, said:

"We are pleased to be able to add Drybrook and Grosmont to the existing mobile post office offered by the postmaster for St Weonards to restore service.

"We are also delighted to be able to serve Goodrich and Eaton Bishop for the first time."