CHURCH Crookham is to get a Post Office and mini-store when the Post Office Ltd and Londis join forces to open a modern "combi-store" on Saturday, May 4, at 2pm. The location is 3, Ridgeway Parade, Church Crookham.

The innovative two position outlet, offering customers the time-saving convenience of buying their Londis groceries and Post Office products at the same checkout, will be opened by Conservative MP James Arbuthnot along with new sub-postmaster Graham Brown.

The new outlet will offer extended opening hours: 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday.

The Post Office will open to a fanfare of activity with a raffle, give-aways and cheese and wine tasting adding to the festive atmosphere.