The small Village shop is also the Post Office and it stocks most of the normal daily household needs such as milk, vegetables, bread, newspapers, stationery,cigarettes, beer and wine and a variety of other produce.  Mr Jacob, the owner, also arranges delivery of papers around the Village. It is open  from 9.00 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5.30 pm on Monday to Friday, except Wednesday when it shuts at 12.30 pm. On Saturday it is open from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm
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Fight to save Hinton Post Office People are being urged to support their village post office if they want it to survive in Hinton Charterhouse. Around 35 people crowded into Hinton Memorial Hall to hear post master Roger Jacob describe the difficulties faced by the business. oposals by the Royal Mail to move the village sorting office to Bath is threatening the viability of the business. The change is due to happen in March. Roger urged people to support the post office by using its services and buying some of their vegetables, milk, and other groceries from the village shop.Hinton residents who already use the shop are urging everyone to make a commitment to spending some money in the shop every week. Hinton Charterhouse Parish Council is leading efforts to save the post office and urged residents to write to the Royal Mail asking them to reconsider the proposal, and to contact local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg seeking his support.
Ways to support Hinton Post Office Ten Ways to support your post office 1. Buy your milk from the Post Office. It even comes in glass bottles! All types available, including organic. 2. Buy your orange juice, too. It also comes in glass bottles. 3. Fresh bread and eggs are always available. Organic eggs on sale too. 4. Join the Post Office WhatsApp group. Simply give your mobile number to Roger to receive updates on latest fresh vegetables, meat, and organic produce from Hinton House. You can reserve food on the same app, too. 5. Buy newspapers and magazines direct from the Post Office, rather than a third party. 6. Use the Post Office as a handy cashpoint. 7. Run out of a basic ingredient? Use the Post Office rather than jumping into the car. 8. Visit the Post Office with your children to foster an understanding of money in a safe and friendly environment. 9. Take your dry cleaning to the Post Office, rather than carry it into Bath. 10. Buy and order your foreign currency for your next holiday. Join the Whatsapp group to get the latest info on produce available at the Post Office. FOR CORONAVIRUS ASSISTANCE SEE NEWS AND DIARY