HOBS Moat post office is closing doors next week to allow for modernisation work to take place.
The post office, based inside the Tesco Express on Hobs Moat Road, will close on Wednesday, January 18 and reopen a seven-day-a-week service on Friday, February 3.
The opening hours will increase by an extra 32 and half hours a week, including Sundays, and the branch will also offer extra services from two new, modern screened counters.
Customers will now be able to access a wide range of Post Office and mails services, including international parcels, special delivery, local collect and home shopping returns.
They will also be able to withdraw cash from a Post Office card account, send funds abroad using Moneygram, pay bills, buy holiday money, get insurance, mortgages and savings and top up mobile phones.
A car tax service and a selection of on-demand travel money will also be on offer.
Welcoming the news, Solihull MP Julian Knight said: “Before I was elected I pledged to campaign to regenerate the Hobs Moat area.
“I’ve met with the Post Office and I’m delighted that they have recognised the importance of this branch in their modernisation strategy.
“From post to pensions to passports, Post Offices provide a range of essential services and it’s particularly good that this new ‘main branch’ status means longer opening hours.
“This is a vote of confidence in Hobs Moat, and I’m sure there will be more to come.”
During the closure of the Hobs Moat Post Office, customers are being advised to visit Sheldon Post Office on Coventry Road, and Dovenhouse Lane Post Office on Warwick Road in Olton.
Damian Mulholland, 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.”