We have now completed our funding campaign in our community and beyond to ensure historic Burford in the Cotswolds continues to have a post office for our community and town.
Without your support, we would have lost our post office service after Burford News shut down on 24 December. But with your support we have now raised the £10,000 needed to re-locate the post office next door to Mrs Bumbles (pictured above) under the management of Steve and Sally Colter, who run Mrs Bumbles.
hey intend to sell broadly the same sort of goods as in the existing post office, including newspapers, cards and stationery. Throughout 'lockdown one' Sally and Steve were praised for their hard work, delivering meals and groceries to the vulnerable in the community.
Completing the official Post Office transfer process is a complex task over many recent months and almost all the work and compliance has been completed by the Colters. They plan to open the new Post Office on 1 Feb.
Thanks to you and others in our community and beyond (include visitors) we have raised the £10,000 needed to ensure that Burford will have this essential community service for many years to come.
John White, Mayor, says “ Burford deserves a post office and this is the best way to keep it”.
Thanks go to the Mayor, Burford Town Council, Burford Chamber of Trade, Burford & District Society and The Bridge magazine for their active and formal support for the campaign.
This funding campaign is being monitored and overseen by Juliette Vienot, Partner Solicitor of local firm Kendall & Davies and is fully supported by the Burford Town Council and the Burford & District Society. As part of this process a set of required commitments have been agreed between Kendall & Davies and Steve and Sally Colter. The funds collected will be paid direct to the Post Office Limited (the body controlling all post offices) in return for it issuing a licence for the new post office. Should the new post office cease trading within three years, the money is repayable to the fund.
We are so grateful for your kindness.
Paul Miller, Burford Post Office Fundraising Campaign
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