With fundraising for the proposed Community Post Office at Haslewey edging closer towards the £15,000 target, Haslemere Chamber has given the campaign a £500 boost.

Chamber President David Goddin handed the organisation’s cheque to Haslewey manager Kerry Morren-Jeffs, with other members of the community centre team looking on.

The money is needed for internal alterations to ensure the premises meets the security standards required by the Post Office.

The Community Post Office will restore counter services that were lost when the Lion Green Post Office closed after M&S took over the former Co-op building, where it had been situated for many years.

The Chamber is keen to see the new facility opening as soon as possible.

“A post office remains a vital public service, and with a question mark over the future of the West Street branch it’s good to see progress towards a new facility in the Wey Hill area,” says David Goddin.

“The Chamber is pleased to be able to support the Haslewey project, which will benefit our members, other businesses and the wider community.”