A POST Office near Abingdon will relocate to Kingston Bagpuize next week.

The current branch, at Faringdon Road, Southmoor will close on Friday at 12.30pm. But Kingston Bagpuize's Co-op, on Witney Road will host the Post Office from Monday at 1pm.

It will be a new-style local branch with Post Office services provided from two serving positions – one full-screened and an open-plan counter alongside the retail counter of the convenience store, which recently opened at the former Hinds Head pub.

Opening hours are Monday to Sunday, 7am – 10pm, meaning the branch – which includes banking services for customers and small businesses – will be open an extra 59 hours a week.