Second day of lockdown is first day at work for new postmaster

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE - Credit: Archant

Second day of lockdown for most but for Anil Verna it was his first today running the newly opened Ely Post Office.

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE - Credit: Archant

It is based at Ely Traders at 7 St Mary’s Street after he took over and refurbished a former shoe shop.

Experienced postmaster Mr Verma also operates Grafton Post Office.

He said there was a dedicated area of the store with two screened positions, offering the full range of post office products and services.

“There is also a low-screened, modern post office till at the retail counter offering most post office products and services,” he said.

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE - Credit: Archant


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Opening hours are Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm

The premises, which had been empty, underwent a refurbishment to incorporate a stationery, gift, mobile accessories & repair store called Ely Traders.

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A new permanent ramp has been installed at the entrance to provide level access into the premises.

The previous branch at Central Hall, 52-54 Market Street, Ely, had been operated by a temporary postmaster and while the Post Office sought a permanent solution.

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE - Credit: Archant

“This branch closed yesterday,” said a spokesperson for the Post Office.

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE - Credit: Archant

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE

Newly opened Ely post office. You will find it at Ely Traders, 7 St Mary's Street, Ely, CB7 4ER. Picture; POST OFFICE - Credit: Archant

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