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Post Office Opening 22 and 24 March - posted 19 March 2011

Because of the redecorating of the Reading Room, although the Post Office is open as usual on Tuesday, 22 March, customers will have to use the door at the rear, and a notice will be displayed at the front door to that  effect.  The cafe will be closed.

The Post Office will be closed on Thursday, 24 March, at the request of the Post Mistress.

Products & Services Offered By The Post Office - posted 24 February 2011

Post Office

Helmdon Hosted Service

The Reading Room, Church Street

Helmdon, NN13 5QJ

The hosted service provides customers with a range of Post Office products and services including:

  • Post Office Card Account
  • Postage and Post Office Savings Stamps
  • Bill and Budget Payment Schemes
  • Banking Services and Postal Orders
  • Telephony services including Homephone
  • Moneygram
  • Post Office Ltd Financial Services Products
  • Special Delivery
  • Home Shopping Returns
  • Inland letters/packets, recorded delivery service
  • International  letters/packets

Opening times:      Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00 and Thursday 14.00 – 16.00

Opening Of The Post Office - posted February 2011

The new service will commence on 8th February, times Tuesday 10 - 12, Thursdays 2 - 4 pm.

Latest News On The Village Cafe and Post Office - posted 27 January 2011

After the successful trial run of the Village Cafe on 2nd of November we are hoping that the Village Cafe will be open every Tuesday morning along with the return of the Post Office.

So watch this space, we intend to open soon and everybody is welcome. We would love young mums with their children to join us and enjoy a cup of tea and coffee with a slice of homemade cake.

A Sad Day For Helmdon - posted 1 December 2010

Evelyn Rist
Evelyn Rist, postmistress in Helmdon

for so many years

It was a sad day for Helmdon on Tuesday 30th November when we lost the services of both our Postmistress, Evelyn Rist, and The Drop In Centre.

The Reading Room was packed with people who not only came to the W.I. table top sale, but who came to bid Evelyn a fond farewell.

Evelyn Rist has been the visiting Postmistress for many years; she has come through all sorts of weather, has seemingly never had a holiday and was always there with a kind word or thoughtful advice for her many customers.

Evelyn was obviously touched by her vote of thanks and by the gifts the Drop In Centre customers had bought for her.  Typically of her though, she has volunteered her services when the new Village Cafe starts next year.  We thanked Evelyn for her unfailing support and help – she has been, and we hope will continue to be, a great friend to Helmdon.

send off for Evelyn Rist
Mary  Nash (one of the Drop In Centre organisers), Caroline King who gave thanks to Evelyn on behalf of all Helmdon residents, and Evelyn herself, visibly moved by the occasion.
The Drop In Centre organisers, Mary Nash, Rosemary Gulliver and Janet Heady, were also thanked for their years of dedication in keeping the Drop In Centre going.  It has been a vital source of contact for many of our senior citizens and many a cup of tea has been drunk, gossip exchanged and comfort given.  Those endless cups of tea and coffee have been served over the years by many a willing volunteer and they too were thanked for their time.

The good news on the horizon is that Helmdon will have a new visiting Post Mistress who will keep the same Post Office hours (Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons); she will start some time in January or February.  We will keep you posted about her start date.  The other good news is that the new weekly village cafe will also start in the New Year; the day of the week is yet to be determined.

Caroline King


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