So, the search widened a bit and came up with Marystowe Church hall. It's a suitable building, but can hardly be described as central! Nevertheless, the national Post Office is prepared to bear the cost of relocation and Mary and Steve from Gunnislake P.O., who work so hard to provide the Chillaton service, are very willing to make the move.
The Parochial Church Council have agreed to the use of the hall and won't be charging any rent, because it's a social service for the village.
Amazingly, after only a week's interruption due to the work at the pub, the new service will start next Tuesday 17th February.
The hours of operation will be the same as before:
9am - noon on Tuesdays and 2 - 5pm on Thursdays.
If you're going by car, please arrive via the road from the White House and depart via the road towards Splatt Mill, so as to avoid conflicts in the narrow roads up to the church. If it's not raining, look out for pedestrians too!
This is nowhere near a perfect solution, but it will enable people to avoid longer journeys and keep a local service going that may be able to get back to the pub, at some point in the future.