A post office will close for refurbishment in September after refurbishment plans got the stamp of approval.

Manor Way post office, in Borehamwood, will close on September 11 as part of a nationwide modernisation programme.

The newly designed store will benefit from a modern layout with three serving positions, and will also open for an extra five hours each week to make it more convenient to customers.

Area manager Kevin Shepherd said: “We know how important post office services are to residents in Borehamwood and we are confident this vibrant modern post office at the heart of the community in Manor Way will be popular.

“The modernisation is part of a major Government investment programme 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 post office will reopen at 1pm on September 25, and customers are advised to use alternative stores in Shenley Road and Aycliffe Road during the closure.