Post Office set to reopen four months after explosion

Owners Andrew Crabb and David Andrews ahead of the reopening.

Owners Andrew Crabb and David Andrews ahead of the reopening. - Credit: Archant

Long Ashton’s Post Office will reopen tomorrow (Thursday), four months after a devastating explosion that destroyed much of the store.

A big clean-up operation has been taking place since January's attack.

A big clean-up operation has been taking place since January's attack. - Credit: Archant

During the early hours of January 4, thieves blew up the cash machine at the front of the store in Weston Road, ripping the shop front from the building and demolishing the majority of its stock.

Owners David Andrews and Andrew Crabb have worked tirelessly ever since to clear up the damage and the pair have paid tribute to the support they have received from people in the village.

They said: “We are so grateful for all the support we have received over these past four and a half months from the local community in Long Ashton and further afield.

“It has been a long slog but everything has come together.


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“After completion of the building works, including the installation of a handmade real wood shop frame, we have completed a full refit of the premises. We are coming back with lots of locally sourced and produced products as well as a great range of greetings cards and stationery.”

All of the Post Office’s services will return as normal but the cash machine will not be available to use due to the recent attacks which have been taking place in North Somerset and Bristol.

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