A town Post Office that was set to close today has been saved at the eleventh hour as it has been confirmed that services will not be withdrawn as planned. 

Earlier this week it was revealed that Borehamgate Post Office in Sudbury would be closing permanently on Friday, August 25.

However, on Friday, the Post Office announced it would continue to operate from its Unit 8 location for the foreseeable future. 

A Post Office spokesman said: “We are pleased to announce that Sudbury Post Office will no longer be closing today as planned and for now it will continue to operate as normal at 8 Borehamgate, King Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EG.”

This comes just days after the closure was first announced on Wednesday which left community leaders outraged at the prospect of the town's Post Office being removed.

Laura Smith, who represents Sudbury South West on Babergh District Council, said at the time: "It's outrageous that people in Sudbury will be left without a Post Office at such short notice. 

"Sudbury should not be left without this vital service."

Alison Owen, deputy town mayor and Babergh councillor for Sudbury North East, said: "It’s not too late for them to change their mind and do the decent thing for local residents."

The branch moved into Borehamgate shopping centre in 2022, following the closure of WHSmith in Market Hill where it had previously been based. 

The nearest alternatives to Sudbury Post Office are in Great Cornard and Great Waldingfield.

Sudbury Post Office is open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

It offered cash withdrawals, cash deposits, cheque deposits, mail services and bill paying/top up services.