A NEW modern look and longer hours are promised after Verwood Post Office is refurbished.

Opening hours will be increased to 56 hours a week, with the office opening half an hour earlier and shutting half an hour later on weekdays.

The post office in Manor Road will close for refurbishment on Wednesday, July 16 at 5.30pm and re-open on Monday, July 28 from 1pm.

Opening hours will be Monday to Friday 8.30am 6pm and on Saturday 9am-5.30pm. While the refurb is taking place the nearest alternatives are Fordingbridge Post Office, 51 Salisbury Street, Cranborne Post Office in Wimborne Street and Ringwood Post Office in Southampton Road.