Customers are being promised longer and more convenient opening hours with the modernisation of two Post Office branches in Corby and Thrapston.
The Post Office is to open a modernised ‘main’ Post Office at Studfall Avenue Post Office at 178, Studfall Avenue, Corby, at 1pm on Wednesday, February 3, after closing at 5.30pm on Thursday, January 28, for refurbishment.
The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post OfficeAlan Ridoutt
There will be two main screened counters, which will be open from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
There will also be a Post Office service point, offering selected services, which will be open during the store’s opening hours of 8am to 7pm Monday to Saturday and from 8am to 1pm on Sunday.
The changes mean an extra 32 extra hours of Post Office services a week including Sunday morning and Saturday afternoon.
The branch will open earlier and close later, and also marks an end to lunchtime closing to make it more convenient for customers.
Alternative branches to use during the closure include Rockingham Road Post Office at 15, The Jamb, Corby, and Willowbrook Road Post Office at 356, Willowbrook Road, Corby.
Post Office area manager Michael Brennan said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in this area of Corby.
“We are confident this vibrant modern Post Office, at the heart of the community, will be popular.”
The changes are part of a major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.
As part of this, changes are also planned for Thrapston Post Office at 10, High Street, in Thrapston.
Post Office services will be provided from two screened positions and a Post Office service point at the retail counter, offering selected services.
Opening times will be from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5.30pm on Saturday.
It will be an extra five hours of service a week on Saturday afternoon to make it more convenient for customers.
The branch will close for refurbishment at 5.30pm on Saturday, January 30, and re-open at 1pm on Monday, February 15.
Alternative branches include Woodford Post Office, 37 High Street, Woodford, and Oundle Post Office in New Street, Oundle.
Post Office area manager Alan Ridoutt said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Thrapston.
“We are confident this vibrant modern Post Office, at the heart of the community, will be popular.
“The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”