A LOCAL post office will be closing for nine days to be given an overhaul.  

New Lodge Post Office, on Wakefield Road, will be converted to an open-plan branch, featuring five serving points.

It will be closed for refurbishment from Wednesday January 16, before reopening at 9am on Friday January 25.

Adrian Wales, Post Office regional network manager for central England, said: "We understand how important having a Post Office is to residents in Barnsley and we are confident that this new modern Post Office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future."

Opening hours for the new branch will be 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

The nearest offices during the refurbishment will be High Street, Royston and Haddon Road, Athersley.