- Tim Dee has worked at Spofforth Post Office and previously Whetherby branch for 26 years
- Community presents a generous collection of travel money
Tim Dee has retired after 26 years serving Post Office customers in Spofforth and various Post Offices in North Yorkshire.
Spofforth Postmistress, Alison Paige, said:
Tim Dee is so well-known in the area as he was born and bred in nearby Wetherby. He will be sorely missed with his retirement.
Tim is a real character. He’s very tall – you can’t miss him. He has a way of engaging with customers, that makes him popular and unforgettable. He’s always very smartly dressed in shirt and tie.
I’m dealing with food all day, making artisan bread, preparing sandwiches and other snacks, so I’m more casually dressed. When reps come in from companies, they always assume that Tim is the boss, I laugh to myself and I leave Tim to chat to them.
Tim previously worked at various Post Offices in North Yorkshire for 11 years before he moved to work in Alison’s village shop 15 years ago, which is a Londis convenience store and artisan deli. This involved Tim learning lots of new skills serving shop customers, plus using his extensive knowledge of Post Office products and services.
Tim’s girlfriend retired last year, so he has decided that it is time to retire too.
Alison let customers know about his forthcoming retirement and they decided to organised a generous collection for travel money for Majorca. The presentation was on 30 August.
In 2020 Spofforth Post Office won the Post Office We’re Stronger Together Award for going above and beyond for the community during the pandemic. Alison mobilised staff Tim, Richard, Helen and 40 volunteers to deliver prescriptions, groceries and food from the Deli counter to Spofforth and neighbouring communities. This service still continues today.