SCORES of post offices may have closed in recent years but that has not discouraged Sue Cain from taking over one in Solihull.
She is the new sub-postmaster at Hampton-in-Arden - “don’t call me postmistress” - and says she is confident the branch will survive any further cuts.
“People in and around this village appreciate having a post office and make good use of the services it provides,” said Sue, who is 56 and married with two daughters.
“I’ve done a lot of jobs - hairdresser, nurse, shop assistant - but I’ve always wanted to run my own business. That’s why I wanted the post office.”
Sue, who lives in Hampton, takes over from Moris - better known as Mike - Patel, who has run the post office in Hampton’s High Street for eight years and has left to pursue other business interests.
The High Street branch is also a newsagents and sells a range of goods including greetings cards, stationary and confectionary.