Post Office to open seven days a week

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An Ilkeston Post Office is to have its opening hours extended by 47 hours a week and will include Sundays.

The Post Office counters at Checkley’s in Little Hallam Lane will close on Saturday August 31 while work takes place to turn one of the three counters into a retail counter.

The shop will remain open during the work.

From Monday September 2 at 1pm, opening hours will be Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm and Sunday 8am to 8pm.

It will be the first Post Office in the Midlands open until 9pm on weekdays.

The same services will be available with the addition of car tax. The work is part of plans to modernise the Post Office network in the UK.