The gold medallist grew up in Groombridge and came back last week to cut the ribbon on the new, refurbished Post Office and ‘The Shop’.
Withyham Parish Council bought the former Royal Mail business earlier this year after it was set to close.
The council polled residents in the village, which sits on Kent and East Sussex border, and found they overwhelmingly backed the move and were happy to pay for it from their council tax.
On his return to cut the ribbon to offically open the new Post Office on Saturday, December 4, Will said: “I love Groombridge, since I moved here when I was three years old, all the way through my childhood. I went to school here, I played for the cricket team, football team.
“Actually – I worked in the post office. It’s been my life, I love this village, it’s a massive passion of mine and it’s so cool to be back.”