A ‘NEW and modern village post office’ open seven days a week is set to be launched in Sully.

The service, which will launch at the current post office in South Road will include a low-screened, open plan style post office service point.

Customers will also be able to access a range of post office and mails services, including special delivery, local collect, home shopping returns, online banking, cash deposits and withdrawals.

It will see the opening hours will be extended to 86 hours a week.

The post office is set to open at 1pm on Tuesday May 16, with the current operatio closed from 5.30pm on Tuesday May 2, until then.

During the time of closure, customers can use the Barry Road post office in Barry and the Station Road branch in Dinas Powys, said a spokesman.

The post office service will be available seven days a week from opening, from 6.30am to 7pm between Monday and Saturday, and from 7am to 6pm on Sundays.

A spokesman added: “This is an extra 49 hours a week more than previously offered including all day Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday opening.

“Other services include withdrawals using a post office card account, and sending funds abroad using Moneygram. Customers can also pre-order travel money, apply for travel insurance and top up mobile phones.”

John Hollywood, post office area manager, 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.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office.”