A soon to be modernised post office in Ellesmere Port will offer Sunday opening.

The Post Office is planning to open a new Post Office ‘local’ service at Little Sutton Post Office, 385 Chester Road, Little Sutton.

The service, which will launch at 1pm on Monday November 9, 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 of 8am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

The new-look post office in the newly refurbished branch will enable residents and small business customers to access a wide range of Post Office and mail services, including Special Delivery, Local Collect, home shopping returns, online banking cash deposits and withdrawals.

Other services will include withdrawals using a Post Office Card account and sending funds abroad using Moneygram.

Customers will also be able to pay bills, pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.

The opening hours, which will increase by an extra 49 hours and 30 minutes a week, will ensure that the branch is much more convenient for users with more choice of times to visit.

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The Post Office says the present branch will have to close at 5.30pm on Tuesday October 27 for the refurbishment to take place.

During the closure Post Office services can be accessed from any convenient Post Office branch including Great Sutton Post Office at 60 Old Chester Road and Sutton Way Post Office at the Spar Store, 10-12 Thelwall Road, Great Sutton.

Sue Whittall, area manager for the Post Office, 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 that this vibrant new-style Post Office at the heart of the local community will meet customer needs.

“The investment marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

At the end of 2013, the Post Office launched consultations on the branch moving to McColls next to Little Sutton Station. A spokesperson said: “We listened to feedback and did not proceed with the move.”

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