Shailesh Vara MP for North West Cambridgeshire cut the ribbon on 5 April, at the official opening of brand new Matley Post Office, near Peterborough.
A community celebration was held at the Londis branch in the Matley Centre, Matley, Orton Brimbles, where the new Post Office is based.
Postmaster Subramanian Nithythasan, known as Thas to customers, has managed the family-run store for the past 18 years, with his brother Subramaniam Nithaharan and his sister-in-law.
Thas said, “Our existing customers think it is marvellous that we have taken on a Post Office and we are getting great feedback. We have seen lots of customers that we have never seen before using the Post Office and shop, as it is a convenient location and convenient hours, open seven days a week. People are visiting throughout the store’s opening hours.”
Peterborough Deputy Mayor Cllr John Fox and councillors June Stokes and Gavin Elsey also came to mark the special day, along with pupils from Ormiston Meadows Academy.
Shailesh Vara MP, said: “The community is absolutely delighted that Matley Post Office has opened, as there was already a need for a branch in this area and with the temporary closure of Orton Centre Post Office, this new branch makes life easier for people wanting to visit a Post Office.
"I want to thank the Nithythasan family for taking on a Post Office and for offering a service seven days a week from early until late, making it very convenient to do a wide range of Post Office services including banking transactions on behalf of most banks.”
The new branch joins Alwalton, Longthorpe and Orton Longueville branches in bringing vital services to the area.