Helston Post Office is set to reopen next week following a major refurbishment that will see it become accessible seven days a week.

The branch in Coinagehall Street has been closed since September 18, so that four new counters can be fitted: one screened for privacy and security, two open plan and a serving point at the retail counter, which will provide the majority of post office services out of hours.

When it reopens next Wednesday, October 4 at 1pm, customers will then be able to send parcels, withdraw cash and access their benefits seven days a week.

This retail counter will be open 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday, from 8am to 10pm Saturdays and 8am to 8pm Sundays.

Full post office services will be available Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm - an extra five hours on a Saturday, which previously had lunchtime closing.

Post Office Limited has said that a wider selection of on-demand travel money will also be available.

Until it reopens, the next nearest branches are at Porthleven, Breage and Gweek, although Falmouth is the closest to offer a full range of services.