Renhold Post Office & Convenience Store

The Post Office and Convenience Store is located at 42 - 44 Hookhams Lane, Renhold, Bedford, MK41 0JU. ( 01234 771 484.
Run by Robert and Kathie (who doubles up as a textile artist, writes books and for magazines and also lectures internationally - see here) this Post Office and Convenience Store serves all of Renhold including the new estates.
It is a regrettable fact that life is being taken over by the large chains, so please support this local business at every opportunity in order to maintain its existence in the village!

Post Office
As well as buying stamps and collecting missed deliveries, you can withdraw cash from our Post Office free of charge rather than having to go into town to use a cash point. We hold Euros and U.S. Dollars in stock at good exchange rates (which are even better when you buy over £500 worth). We sell Lottery tickets and pay out winnings, sell National Express tickets, handle parcels and provide many other services you probably don't expect a branch Post Office to offer. All without those long winding queues!

Post Office counter opening times (as distinct from the convenience store times) are:
Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5:30pm;  Wed: 9am to 1pm;  Sat: 9am to 12:30pm.
Postal weights / sizes / charges / etc for UK letters & small/medium parcels are here and for the full (and international) service here.
The latest times for presentation in the Post Office to ensure that 'Registered' or 'Recorded' mail will be delivered the next day are 4:30pm (Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri) and 09:45 (Wed & Sat).
Last collection times from the post box at the P.O. are 5:15pm Mon to Fri & 10:30am on Saturdays. The last collection times at the post box (in the Barn Wall) at Church End is 5:15pm daily (10:15am Sat), at Green End (opp Woodfield Lane) 5:45pm (9:15am Sat) and at Asgard Drive 4:45pm (12:15am Sat). I couldn't find any post boxes in Spires or Aspire!  Church Lane (Putnoe) times are 4:45pm (12:30pm Sat).
A later collection (Mon - Fri 6:45pm & Sat 1:00pm) is made from the postbox outside the Ford End Rd (Bedford MK40 1AA) Sorting Office.

The national P.O. website, where you can see the whole range of services offered, is here. Latest Christmas posting dates are here.

Oakwood Convenience Store
Newspapers & magazines, sandwiches and snacks, liquid (soft & alcoholic) refreshments, frozen goods, sweets, ice creams, groceries, kids' stuff, batteries, flowers, fruit & veg, party goods, greetings cards & wrapping paper, gifts, puzzles, toiletries, smokers' needs, photocopying service and much, much more are all available in our well stocked convenience store which is great for picking up those odds & ends that get overlooked when doing the big shop or in emergencies. And all with a cheery smile and a helpful disposition. Come on in!

Shop opening times are: Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 8am to 5:30pm; Weds: 8am to 1pm; Sat: 8:30am to 1pm; Sun: 9am to 11am although occasionally, especially on Bank Holidays and at Christmas, etc, we award ourselves a weekend off!   Please note: the Post Office can NOT be accessed except for the times stated in the Post Office section above.