Bedfordshire post office wins top award for service during pandemic

While two others in the county were finalists

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 12:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 12:50 pm

Great Barford Post Office has scooped the ‘we’re stronger together’ award for service during Covid-19 pandemic.

The award recognises the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the outbreak and serve their community.

The award - which was for the Midlands region - was presented virtually to postmaster Lynsey Webster who runs Great Barford Post Office.

Lynsey Webster who runs GreatBarford Post Office

Paul Mead, Post Office area manager, said: “Great Barford won in this category because the postmaster, Lynsey Webster, has continually gone above and beyond in helping customers. She has offered a home delivery service to customers, and kept updated stock levels on her Facebook, to make sure everyone has access to what they need.

“On June 1 she celebrated her 14th year in business. She is very proud of her Post Office, and always goes the extra mile for her customers: a postmistress who always has a smile on her face.”

Lynsey said: “The award was an unexpected surprise and it was really nice that our branch was recognised. We have, like a lot of post offices and retail been through a lot these last few months. I couldn't have done it without the help of my family, our amazing Post Office and Retail colleagues and the support and understanding from our customers.”

Wootton Post Office was a finalist in 'local hero' category and Marston Moretaine Post Office was a finalist in the 'community engagement' category.

GreatBarford Post Office