Alveston’s Post Office is set to reopen after almost two years.

The Post Office closed temporarily in May 2017 citing ‘operational reasons’. This left residents having to travel to Thornbury instead.

Alveston's Post Office will now reopen under new ownership at 1pm on March 25. It will be open from 7am-9pm six days a week.

It will operate from the same premises on Greenhill Road but will change to one of the new local style branches.

This means there will be no dedicated Post Office counter, with services available from the shop's till instead.

Jane Jenkins, area network change manager for Post Office Ltd, wrote in a letter to residents: "I know that the local community will join me in welcoming this good news and hope that our customers will continue to use the branch."

Residents, particularly those with mobility issues, were dismayed at the closure and raised concerns with MP Luke Hall and local councillors.

Meetings were held with the popular former post master Hari Jayanthan to discuss the circumstances around the loss of services.

Luke Hall said: “I would like to thank Hari for his years of service, from the many residents who got in touch he was a friendly familiar face be it a chat, or just to send some post.

"I am however delighted that services will return and I know from working on the issue how valued they are in the village”

Councillor Matthew Riddle (Con, Severn ward) said; “I know from talking to many on the doors how welcome this will be.

"I look forward to working with the new owners and to supporting these vital services.”