The Villagers who turn shopkeeper, landlord or postmaster. Snow or rain, as winter weather tightens its grip upon Suffolk and Norfolk villages, communities inevitably close in. If some people worry about the potential loss of local amenities others decide to do something about it. The community takes on the challenge of becoming shopkeepers, landlords or postmasters. The first community shop in Suffolk was set up Polstead in 1983, and was initially based in a caravan, before moving into a purpose built extension to the village hall three years later. The post office was also relocated there in 1999. It is run entirely by volunteers,Tags: community shopscommunity pubscommunity post officesCICPunchbowlBattisfordCommunity Action SuffolkWhite HorseUptonPolstead Read more about The Villagers who turn shopkeeper, landlord or postmaster.