THE Post Office is modernising a branch in the New Forest.

Everton Post Office in West Lane, Everton near Lymington will be closed for refurbishment from Tuesday June 24 at 5.30pm until Friday June 27 at 1pm.

The refurbishment will include an open-pan till at the counter and ensure the branch will have longer opening hours.

The nearest alternative Post Offices are in Milford-on-Sea High Street and The Square, Pennington.

Will Russell from the Post Office said: “We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Everton and we are confident this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”