A DATE Post Office move has been set for Andover’s Post Office to move to a new location.

Following a public consultation and review, bosses have decided to proceed with the relocation of the Bridge Street branch to WHSmith, in High Street.

The new store will open on Thursday, May 30 at 9am, and will be operated by WHSmith.

Roger Gale, network and sales director, said that the change would help to ensure the branch is commercially viable into the future and therefore protect Post Office services on which customers in the area depend.

He said: “The Post Office is committed to keeping our services at the heart of communities which we know is hugely important to people. This change means we can continue to do that, into the future. We are making sure we take the right action to sustain services for years to come.”

It will be incorporated alongside a retail offer of stationery, gifts and greetings cards.

There will be four serving positions and two self-service kiosks. Services will be available, seven days a week, from 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 2pm on Sundays, amounting to 55 hours of Post Office service a week.

A range of products and services will be available, including banking, which will mean customers will be able to deposit and withdraw cash, as well as check their balance, over the counter at the branch, during the extended opening hours.

The current Post Office will close at 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 29.