A POST office and village shop has officially re-opened after the community rallied together to save it from closure.

The village store and post office in Hursley is once again under one roof following a a £25,000 revamp.

As previously reported, the owner had announced last May that he intended to close the shop.

The shop was relocated to the nearby Dolphin pub while the post office was closed in September.

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However, the community stepped in, setting up the Hursley Community Shop Association Ltd (HCSA) and raising more than £100,000 to buy premises and businesses in December 2018.

Following that, Hampshire County Council granted HCSA £11,000 to complete the refurbishment.

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The group held an official opening ceremony on Sunday, with both the post office and the shop re-opening to the public on Monday.

The ribbon was snipped by the mayor Cllr Eleanor Bell who lives in the village and also attending was local MP Steve Brine.