The Post Office is to open a new service at Tarvin Post Office in the village High Street later this month.

The service, which will launch at 1pm on Thursday, April 28, will be provided at an open-plan counter in the store where the Post Office terminal will sit alongside the till.

The Post Office service will be available during the store’s opening hours, 7am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and from 7am to noon on Sunday.

Residents and small business customers will be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals.

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Other services include withdrawals using a Post Office Card Account, sending funds abroad using Moneygram and customers can also pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

The opening hours, which will increase by an extra 42 hours a week, will ensure the branch is much more convenient for users with more choice of times to visit.

Tarvin Post Office will have to close at 5.30pm on Monday, April 18 for the refurbishment to take place. During this short period of closure Post Office services may be accessed from any convenient Post Office branch, including: Ashton Post Office, Kelsall Road; Boughton Post Office, 123 Christleton Road, Chester.

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Area manager Caroline Pritchard said: “We are making it easier for customers to get their cash, send and collect their mail and do their banking because we know how important these services are to local residents.

“We are confident this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs. This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and will secure services for the future.”