PURITON Post Office has been recognised for its efforts to keep the branch open during the coronavirus pandemic and serve the local community.

The Puriton Post Office was a finalist in the Better for Customers category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for the South West region.

The great work by postmasters Heidi Haynes and Keir Ritchie who run Puriton Post Office, was highlighted by Post Office chief executive Nick Read.

Postmasters who operate branches in South West region had the opportunity to share their experience of running their branch during the pandemic and hear directly about the Post Office’s future growth strategy.

Post Office area manager Phillip Manning, said: “The Puriton Post Office has been nominated for our Better for Customers award because of their efforts to make new long-lasting relationships in the village.

"Although the team has only taken over the branch last year, they have really strived to build customer relations in the village and their efforts have been recognised by voluminous positive customer feedback.”