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Highwoods shop owner says 'Use us or lose us'
A SHOP owner is calling on customers to use or lose his store after investment plans worth tens of thousands of pounds fell through.
Sub-postmaster David Evison runs the Lighters shop and High Woods Post Office in Highwoods Square, Colchester, which had been earmarked for investment of up to £45,000 and expansion to allow it to run more services for the community.
But Mr Evison said he could not go through with the plans because there was not enough financial backing from the Post Office. Now Mr Evison is calling on customers to tell him what he can offer to keep them coming into the shop.
The Post Office said any uptake of its investment programme was a voluntary decision by individual shop owners, and it has no plans to close the post office aspect of the Highwoods branch.