A THORPE Bay post office is set to be modernised.

The post office in The Broadway, will be an open-plan branch with longer opening hours.

As part of Post Office plans to modernise the network and extend opening hours, customers will also benefit from car tax renewal being added to the wide range of Post Office services on offer.

The new opening hours will be Monday to Friday 9am to 6.30pm, Saturday 9am to 5.30pm offering customers an hour later closing weekdays and an extra four-and-a-half hours of Post Office service every Saturday afternoon.

The Post Office will close for refurbishment on Tuesday, July 22 from 5.30pm and will reopen on Thursday, July 24 at 1pm.

The nearest alternative Post Offices are Bournes Green Post Office, 33 Shoebury Road, Southend and Shoebury Post Office, George Street, Shoebury.