A HAMPSHIRE post office is set to open for 65 extra hours per week.

Refurbishments start next month at the Winchester branch, and when it reopens it will have two screened positions and a combi-counter – a Post Office terminal which sits alongside the shop’s retail till and offers most services.

Based in the Southern Co-operative store, in Stoney Lane, Weeke, both stores will shut on Thursday, August 7, at 5.30pm for just over a fortnight.

The new hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am-11pm, and Sunday, 8am-11pm.