Bill Chandi with a collage 7 Image Post Office

Awards recognise efforts made by postmasters serving their community

Marston Moreteyne Post Office was a finalist in the Community Engagement category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for the Midlands region.

The awards recognise the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the Covid-19 pandemic and serving their local community.

The great work by Postmaster Bill Chandi who runs Marston Moreteyne Post Office, was highlighted last night by Post Office Chief Executive Nick Read.

Postmasters who operate branches in Midlands 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 Paul Mead, said:

“Bill at Marston Moreteyne Post Office has been nominated for the Community Engagement award for engaging the whole community, and country, with his support of Captain Tom. Bill has worked many extra hours to ensure he could support Tom’s family, guaranteeing over 200,000 cards and gifts that were sent to Tom were handled through his Post Office.

“He was also in daily contact with the family to ensure safe deliveries of mail could be shared with Tom.

“Bill is proud of his Post Office, and the work they do for the community.”

Nick Read, chief executive at the Post Office, said:

“I have heard many inspiring stories of postmasters going the extra mile and I have welcomed the opportunity to hear first-hand how postmasters in the Midlands have fared during the pandemic including Marston Moreteyne. All retailers have been affected and Post Office was no exception. The next few weeks and months will be a critical period as we try and return to a sense of normality.

“Post Office branches have a vital role to play in supporting their customers and communities, as well as helping small businesses and independent retailers get back on their feet.”