A modernised post office to be opened in Flitwick early next month.
The Post Office is to refurbish the branch at McColls in Station Square and it will reopen with extra hours and improved services.
Although the post office will close on Thursday, September 25 for the work to be carried out, the store itself will remain open.
The post office with then reopen on Monday, October 6 at 1pm with a more modern layout and will open Monday to Saturday, 6am until 6pm and Sundays 7am until noon.
Alternative branches during the closure include Westoning Post Office, High Street, and Ampthill Post Office, Church Street
Services at the new-look branch will be provided from three serving positions - two modern screened counters and a Post Office combi serving point beside the retail counter.
The main counters will be open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5.30pm. The combi serving point will be available when the main counters are closed to allow the majority of Post Office services to be available throughout the store’s hours.
Customers at Flitwick will be able to access the full range of Post Office and mails services, including international parcels, Special Delivery, Local Collect and home shopping returns. Customers can also do everything from Post Office Card Account cash withdrawals, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, buy holiday money, get insurance, mortgages, savings and top up mobile phones.
Customers for the majority (95%) of UK banks can use their post office for online banking cash deposits and withdrawals and bill payments.
Kevin Shepherd, area manager said: “We know how important Post Office services are to residents in Flitwick. We are confident this vibrant modern Post Office at the heart of the community will be popular. The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme that is enabling us to continue investing in the Post Office network and to map out a bold growth strategy to the end of the decade.
“The move is part of major modernisation programme across the Post Office network designed to make it easier for customers to do business, through longer opening hours and modern open plan environments.”