A well-loved community post office in Seer Green is set to reopen at a nearby church after early plans to turn the old site into housing were given the green light last year.

The newsagent’s and Post Office in Chalfont Road closed down in 2017 following the resignation of the postmaster, despite fierce opposition from scores of residents who passionately campaigned against the move.

The Post Office faced another blow in October last year after plans to change the use of the building – owned by Chiltern district councillor for Seer Green, Siddharth Patel, from a shop to housing were given the nod by the council’s planning committee.

However, the Post Office has now been offered a temporary lifeline and it will reopen at Seer Green Baptist Church, in Woodpond close from Tuesday, April 16 at 10am as a “temporary hosted outreach service” until a permanent solution is found.

The service, provided by the postmaster for Farnham Common, will operate from the church every Tuesday, from 10am to 12pm, and Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.

Post Office Area Network Change Manager, Graham Simmons, said: “We are pleased to be able to reinstate the service as a temporary hosted service while we continue to seek a permanent solution.”

To make way for the new temporary Post Office in Seer Green there will be “minor changes” to the outreach service that operates from Jordans Village Store, in Green West.

It will be open on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm, Thursdays from 10am to 12pm and Saturday from 10am to 12pm from April 15.