AN OSWESTRY Post Office worker is leaving her job after 40 years of service in the town.

Caryn Evans has worked at the Post Office on Willow Street since the age of 20 and is now looking forward to celebrating the end of her career.

The 60-year-old took voluntary redundancy after picking up her long-service award this week.

Although she said she will miss her job, Caryn is now looking forward to having some time to relax.

She said: “The only reason I’m leaving is because I was offered voluntary redundancy and someone else is starting to work here soon.

“I started back in 1979 and this time of year coincides with my birthday, so to celebrate I have a few things lined up that I want to do.

“I’m going to be going on holiday to New York very soon to celebrate which is really exciting.

“Once I’m back I have nothing planned, I just want to relax and see what happens.”

Caryn gave a special mention to the people she has met through her job over the years and insists they will be what she misses most about her role.

“I’m definitely going to miss it, for sure,” she added.

“I’ve met so many lovely people over the years; customers as well as colleagues.

“Some people have been coming here since I first started on a regular basis, so you come to know these people.

“It’s just a new chapter.

“I’ve had a very good working life here; I’ve been able to do everything I want to do with my life during my time.

“They’re a great company to work for so I’m sad to go for that reason, but it’s just the right time.”