Dear Green Hammerton residents,

You may have heard a whisper that Chris and I are in the process of buying Seymore House including the Green Hammerton Post Office and Shop. Chris has been appointed as Sub Post Master and as such we are progressing well and are looking towards completion end of April.

We have a number of plans to improve the village shop. This is going to take some time to come to fruition as our priority initially will be to understand and get to grips with running the existing business. We are also hoping to open a village cafe in what is currently the main residence.

As such, we are now looking for staff to help us in a number of areas. Our preference is to recruit from the village and so this notice is only going out to Green Hammerton residents initially. We are looking to appoint the following positions:


Approx. 20 hours per week

Starting end of April


Daily including Saturdays and Sundays

Deliveries could be shared by a few people so let us know if you can only commit to a few days a week for example.

Hours will be approx. 7am – 8.00am


To set up and run the café in a partnership arrangements with us

Must be in a position to run the café during school holidays and Saturdays (holidays can we agreed)

You don’t need to be cook, just have some business acumen and a passion for good food

Timing for opening is unconfirmed as will be dependent on planning and some building works

Should you be interested in any of these opportunities, please email us at

We look forward to providing a great traditional village shop and café for Green Hammerton and neighbouring villagers.

Kind regards,

Ingrid and Chris Hay