People have been invited to attend a meeting about plans to save a village post office.

Friends of Felpham have set up a community interest company and are embarking on a drive to raise the money to buy and run the post office in the village, which has been put up for sale.

The four-bedroom property, in Felpham Road, has been listed with a price of £795,000.

The group said the post office is a “vital” community asset and if they are successful in their campaign, they will make it “even more special” by adding further facilities and services.

“Felpham has had a Post Office since 1847,” a spokesman for Felpham Friends said.

“Now the Felpham Village Post Office and shop is up for sale and there is a strong possibility we could lose this vital community amenity: the very heartbeat of the village.

The meeting will be held on November 8 at 7pm at St Mary’s Centre, Felpham.