Lavenham Community and Visitor Information Point

VILLAGE DIARY

Let us help you publicise village events and activities - email your event details to us at pastpostpresents@outlook.com and we will put them on the parish council website and display flyers and posters in our building at 2 Lady Street.

STOP PRESS!

We look forward to seeing you at our opening day on Tuesday, January 22nd.

We will be open from 11am to 2pm every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  Friday and Saturday.

Come along and say hello, and let us know how we can help you find out more about your local ommunity.

 

 

Past, Post, and Presents

 

The Parish Council received the keys for 2 Lady Street on 8th November and work is underway to refresh the building and undertake necessary repairs before it is handed over to us; the Trustees of the Lavenham Community Benefit Society. We expect to open early in January when the venture will be known as 'Past, Post and Presents'.

We intend 2 Lady Street to become a central place for members of the community to access information about local clubs, activities and organisations. Also in the building will be an area informing visitors of the history and legacy of Lavenham and our shop which will showcase and sell products made or sourced in the Lavenham area.

Very soon after the Post Office will be in place, until then the post office van will still be in the Market Place as usual. Your support for the post office will guarantee it stays in the village and hopefully extends its hours of operation so please come along and support the service.

We have a small pool of volunteers but the more the merrier. The success of this exciting new venture will only benefit the village. If you have a few hours to spare in the week, or even month, please consider volunteering. If you need more details pop along to one of the open days or contact us on 01787 248207 or email us .

Wishing you and your family all the best for the festive season.

Lee Morris

On behalf of the Trustees of Lavenham

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The following letter has been received regarding the move of the Post Office. The consultation period is now closed.

Dear Sir/Madam

We’re planning to make some changes to the above Post Office.

For further information and to let us have your views please visit our Consultation Hub via the link below:
(Please note that the consultation period closed on 22nd January 2019).

Consultation Hub - Lavenham CO10 9QZ

Customer information materials will also be available in branch.

Yours faithfully

Audra Mirjah-Clarke
Post Office Ltd


 

Original post regarding the closure of the TIC in Lavenhan

Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council’s Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy made a statement in early April, regarding the future of the two Tourist Information Centres in Lavenham and Stowmarket, see below.

This follows Cabinet decisions by Babergh and Mid-Suffolk District Councils to close the two offices from October 2018.  Officers have emphasised, that the TICs will remain open throughout the 2018 tourist season (throughout the summer and into autumn), so people can continue to access them as normal. A dialogue will commence with local communities, businesses, and tourism sector partners to explore opportunities to facilitate a modernised visitor information offer for the two districts.

Lavenham Parish Council was only made aware of this decision after the event and is not privy to any of the papers relating to it.  LPC will be exploring with Babergh the opportunity to retain the building for community benefit, which may include a permanent Post Office and community hub, tourism information and promotion, and are already in discussion with local tourism businesses.

Mr Ward said, “There’s a lot to see and do in Babergh, from our beautiful countryside and heritage buildings to our leisure offer, artist trails and silk and wool town connections. We want to work with others about how best to tell visitors about all that is on offer. We’ve got to ask whether a fixed TIC in Lavenham meets the changing needs of our visitors or whether there are other options that will better help visitors get the most out of their trip and stay, and that’s a conversation that we want to further with our local partners and visitor destinations. We’ll be doing so and whilst that is underway we will provide the funding to ensure the TIC in Lavenham continues to operate throughout the tourist season this year.”

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