BRADPOLE Post Office has closed suddenly as the current owners are not able to re-open the shop.
The premises will be put on the market following owner Peter’s recovery from brain surgery.
Owners Peter and Jacqui posted the following message at the post office and on social media: “As many of you know, Peter has been seriously ill.
“He has had life-saving brain surgery in Southampton hospital and is now in Dorchester hospital for a long period of rehabilitation.
“We have had an amazing time during our four years serving the community of Bradpole and beyond and have very much enjoyed meeting so many different people and have felt very settled in the community.
“Unfortunately we are not able to continue to run the shop and post office so it will not be opening again under our management. We need to move to a more accessible accommodation, so it is with some sadness that we are putting the premises on the market.
“Thank you for all your good wishes, kindness and support during our time serving you in the shop and during the last few weeks, which have been very difficult for us as a family.”