Rugby Post Office praised for service to community during pandemic - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Post Office praised for service to community during pandemic

Rugby Editorial 15th Jul, 2020 Updated: 15th Jul, 2020   0

WOODLANDS Post Office in Rugby has been recognised in awards for service during the pandemic.

The Cymbeline Way branch was a finalist in ‘We’re Stronger Together’ awards highlighting the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the pandemic and service to their local community.

The work by Woodlands Postmaster Chandrakumar Sivaprakash, also known as Jay, was praised.

Post Office area manager Alarna Williams, said: “Woodlands Post Office has been nominated for the Community Engagement award for going above and beyond to make sure customers had access to essential goods and services during the pandemic.

“They arranged local food and shopping deliveries for the most vulnerable members of the community, shielding due to the pandemic, and promoted the service to all customers, free of charge.

“The team at Woodlands Post Office has gone out of its way to help the community during the pandemic, they are always there when needed. Jay has really kept an eye out for the vulnerable He also donated 250 face masks to the local ambulance team and this week the branch is donating to the foodbank.”

Post Office chief executive Nick Read praised all the finalists for their efforts.

“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 Woodlands.

“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.”

Serving the community – Woodlands Postmaster Chandrakumar Sivaprakash.


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