A COLCHESTER post office will stay open for longer following a six day refurb.

Old Heath Post Office, in Old Heath Road, will close on Friday at 5.30pm and relaunch next Thursday, August 14 at 1pm.

The opening of a new local service means it will open from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 8am to 5pm on Sunday. This will be an extra 47 hours a week.