Post Office re-opens in Sheffield community more than a year after closing

Pav Singh and Dal Kaur, have reopened the post office on Wordsworth Drive, Parson Cross. Picture: Andrew Roe
Pav Singh and Dal Kaur, have reopened the post office on Wordsworth Drive, Parson Cross. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Two postmasters have urged customers to get behind their reopened branch in Sheffield after it was shut for a year.

Dal Kaur, aged 40, and her husband Pav Singh have taken over the running of the post office on Wordsworth Drive, Parson Cross.

The couple, from Rotherham, have take on three members of staff and said they hope their business will becomes valuable asset to the community.

They started renovations in September last year and opened the doors just before Christmas – the branch had been shut since October 2013 after the previous postmaster left.

In addition to the Post Office counter, which can assist with services such as passport checks and vehicle tax, there is a retail area.

Pav, 45, said: “We know the area. Our families have had post offices in Sheffield and my wife has been working for the Post Office in different areas of the city.

“Since we opened we have had full support from neighbouring businesses.

“Since the post office closed some had been suffering. Everyone was keen to get the site open again.

“We’ve used local contractors to get it ready and are employing local people. Now we need the community to get behind us.”

A Post Office spokesman said: “We were delighted to restore the service to customers in Parson Cross with a new main-style post office with longer opening hours.

“We understand how important having a post office is to residents in this part of Sheffield, and are confident this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the community and secure services for the future.”

The Post Office counter is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 8.30am to 5.30pm each day.

The retail counter is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 7am to 7pm, and Sundays from 8am to 1pm.