Staff at Beaconsfield Post Office have been recognised for their part in serving the community throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Beaconsfield's shop was a finalist in the Local Hero category at the Post Office's 'We're Stronger Together' regional awards for the Greater London area.

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 Jaspal Singh who runs Beaconsfield Post Office in Burkes Road was highlighted by Post Office Chief Executive Nick Read.

Postmasters who operate branches in the Greater London 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.

And MP Joy Morrissey visited the shop to present them with a 'Hero of Beaconsfield' award to recognise all that they have done for the community during the virus crisis.

Post Office Area Manager Jesus de Sousa, said: “Jas and family at our Beaconsfield branch were nominated for the Local Hero award for their great service to the community.

"Their branch remained open throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the branch ran services to help vulnerable customers with their transactions and essential goods.”

Mr Read added: 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 Greater London have fared during the pandemic including Beaconsfield.

"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.”