The ban comes after the Essex County Council spent £10,000 converting the library on The Green into a double-purpose self-service library and village post office.Now, I can remember holidays in Yorkshire where every little village had a post office-cum-everything else. You could get anything there – not just stamps and postcards home, but comics, sweets, toys, home-grown produce, etc.
"I'm very angry about it," the postmistress said. "I've been selling eggs, jams and honey for a long time.
"They don't make me much money but they're part of the reason people come into the shop.
"There won't be many more reasons for anyone to come in here anymore."
And you may say that things change, and with huge supermarket conglomerates on the doorstep, why should that remain the same?
Well, equally well, why should it not?
According to Ms Rollason, the council told her solicitor that they did not think it was "appropriate" for the post office to continue to sell the products after it moved in to the library.Is this one of the new-type libraries? Sorry, multi-media centre?
Still, maybe if she speaks to her local representa…
Essex County Councillor John Aldridge, who helped Ms Rollason secure the move to the library, said he sympathised but stressed if the terms of the lease said no food then there was not much that could be done.Falling out with whom?
He said: "We're really happy to have the post office there, but if it was not part of the deal, it was not part of the deal. A few eggs are not worth falling out over."
Are you afraid to do the job you’re elected to, Mr Aldridge? That of representing the wishes of your constituents?