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Community-run post offices – Darnall Forum

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This guide, produced by Locality and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, is to help community organisations thinking of taking on a local post office.

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It tells the story of Darnall Forum in Sheffield – the first community group in the country to directly own a post office.

“People generally call it ‘the friendly post office’. As far as I’m concerned it has a really positive thing for the community. People come in and say this is the best thing Darnall Forum has ever done.” Sylvia Hamilton, Darnall Forum Community Post Office

Based on Darnall Forum’s experiences, this guide contains useful advice, information and resources useful for any community group planning to take on their local post office.

For a brief overview of the guide – read our blog So you want to run a community post office.