A NEW look Post Office will be coming to Grays as part of a £2 billion investment nationwide.

Blackshots Lane Post Office will close on August 13 at 5.30pm for the refurbishment and reopens on August 26 at 1pm.

As well as benefitting from a new layout with three counters, which will speed up the rate of service, the branch will be open an extra 26.5 hours per week.

Customers will be able to pay bills, bank, receive benefits and purchase travel money, as well as do their posting, home shopping returns and Local Collect.

The new opening hours will be 6am to 5.30pm between Monday and Saturday and 6am to 10am on Sunday; previously the branch did not open on Sundays or Saturday afternoons.