Rush Green Post Office has been saved.

Yesterday, the Recorder reported that the branch in Rush Green Road was set to close on June 12.

According to a Post Office spokesperson, the impending closure was the result of "the resignation of the postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use".

The announcement prompted a response from Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, who pledged to fight the decision.

Brookland ward councillors Viddy Persuad, Robert Benham and Tim Ryan vowed to do the same.

Now the Recorder can confirm that the postmaster has withdrawn his resignation, meaning the branch will remain open as normal.

Mr Rosindell said: "I'm delighted to see that the Post Office has reversed its decision to close the Rush Green branch, after the postmaster withdrew his resignation.

"This successful result for the community came after a strong local response, led by the excellent councillors for Rush Green.

"It is vital that the Rush Green Post Office continues to function in the long-term and I will be working hard to ensure it does so."