THE Rodbourne Road Post Office closed this week for refurbishment, but will open later this month with longer opening hours.

The store is currently being modernised to create a new open plan branch and will reopen on June 24 from 1pm.

As part of Post Office plans to modernise the network and extend opening hours, the refurbished Post Office will have three serving positions. One will be open plan, one a modern screened position and the other will be an open-plan Post Office serving point at the retail counter, where most transactions can be made throughout shop opening hours. Customers will benefit from car tax renewal being added to the wide range of services on offer .

Opening hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6am to 6pm; Wednesday 6am to 7.30pm; Saturday 7.30am to 7.30pm; Sunday 9am to 1pm offering customers an extra 31 hours of Post Office service every week.The nearest alternative Post Offices while the Rodbourne service is closed are Commercial Road and Regent Street.

Post Office Area Manager Mark Jacobs said: “We understand how important Post Office services are to the people of Swindon and we are confident this new modern service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.”