A SOUTH Wiltshire post office has been recognised with a national award.

Winterbourne Gunner Post Office was crowned Best Retailer - Community Champion in the Post Office Retail Sales Awards on June 16.

Wendy and Trevor Merrifield, who have been running the post office for 12 years, are delighted with the accolade.

Wendy said: “It is fantastic, we’re absolutely delighted. We put an awful lot of work into it and it has paid off.

“We’re absolutely over the moon.”

The awards celebrate the success of the Post Office’s top performers across the country.

“We do a bit of everything. We’re enthusiastic about what we do and the way we do it and our part in the community,” added Wendy. “We are really lucky to live and work in such a nice community.”

The post office was judged on its layout and appearance, retail offering and new innovations, involvement in the community, friendliness and customer service.

Debbie Smith, CEO of Post Office Retails, added: "People working in branches such as Winterbourne Gunner are passionate about what they do, working incredibly hard every day, providing services that really matter to our customers. They are key to ensuring our branches thrive at the heart of communities across the UK."