The Mayor and Mayoress of Dorchester cut the ribbon
People living in Poundbury are enjoying the convenience of a new Post Office branch on their doorstep, which is open 7 days a week. The branch, inside Buttermarket Stores, was officially opened by the Mayor and Mayoress of Dorchester, Robin and Val Potter.
The opening, in mid-March, was followed by a celebratory reception organised by The Duchy, at the nearby Bramble Café and Deli, which is also new to the site.
Poundbury is an urban extension to Dorchester, built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It now has 2,500 residents and 2,000 employees in its 180 businesses. One of the aims of the Poundbury project is to enable people to meet most of their daily needs on foot. Until the opening of the Buttermarket Stores branch the nearest branch of the Post Office was a mile away. Ben Murphy, Deputy Estate Director for the Duchy of Cornwall, said: 'Local businesses and residents have long said that a Post Office would be of great benefit and we're delighted that this service is now available in the heart of Poundbury.'
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