Extended opening hours and modern look in store for Louth Post Office
A POST office in a Lincolnshire market town is to close for a week to be modernised.
Louth Post Office on Northgate will be turned into a new main style open-plan branch with longer opening hours for customers.
As part of Post Office plans to modernise the network and extend the opening hours for customers, Louth Post Office will have four serving positions, a mixture of screened and open plan.
There will also be a Post Office serving point at the retail till - a new concept for delivering Post Office services alongside retail transactions during shop opening hours.
Post Office Regional Network Manager for Central England, Adrian Wales, said: "We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Louth and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.
"This modernisation is part of a three-year investment programme - the largest in the history of the Post Office - that will see around 6,000 branches converting to new-style branches.
"This investment makes a commitment to no more branch closure programmes."
Post Office customers will benefit from opening hours being extended on Saturday afternoon until 5.30pm.
Louth Post Office will close on Monday, March 11 at 5.30pm and will reopen on Monday, March 18 at 9am for customers.
The nearest alternative Post Office for customers is on Brackenborough Road.