Archived News - Village Stores
Fanciful reports of wild beasts stalking villages (allegedly) tend to surface during the quiet summer months.
But a giant ant really did invade Eaton Bray the other week.
And as you can see on this page, we even snapped a picture of it.
Don't worry - it was only the Post Office's Giant Ant costumed character.
It dropped in at Eaton Bray Post Office, in the High Street, to launch a new service.
What was it all about? Well, the village post office is now making it easier for people to pick up their holiday cash, by offering on-demand currency services.
The Post Office says that people can now walk in off the street and pick up their euros, with no fuss, no hassle and no wait.
Sounds like a great way to pick up your holiday spends without getting ant-agonised...
Source: Gazette Gossip, Anne O'Donoghue, Dunstable Gazette, 23 May 2007
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support in 2006 and wish everyone a happy and peaceful 2007.
Just a reminder of things that are available at the post office counter:-
For people who have moved in recently we are a car tax office. Leaflets about car insurance are available on the counter. There is also a £5 Post office stamp which is great help to save towards car tax.
Bureau de Change
We can supply a wide range of currencies; when ordered before 2pm, they are in the office the next day by 11.30am. These are commission free. From early Spring we will be an on demand office for Euros.
Banking at the Post Office
Cash can be drawn with a cash card; cash and cheques can be deposited all free of charge. The following bank accounts can use this facility:- Abbey Basic, Nationwide Flex Account, Barclays Current, Co-op, Smile, Cahoot, Lloyds TSB, Alliance and Leicester, Clydesdale and Bank of Ireland. Special envelopes are available for depositing cheques.
Gift vouchers are available to buy. A list of shops etc. where they can be exchanged is on the counter.
Postal Orders are now printed at the counter and are available from 50p to £250 plus fee. They can be crossed to be equivalent to a cheque. A safe way to send money with no bank details.
Most household bills can be paid with us. Council rent plus Council tax, phone bills including BT, gas, electric, water and home shopping. The £5 saving stamp can also be used to save for these bills.
We also have a wide range of beautiful birthday cards etc. and don't forget the very good special offers in the shop!
Source: Focus, February 2007