A NEW Post Office has opened in Winsford.

The new branch at McColl's Retail Group on Cheviot Square started trading yesterday and will be open seven days a week, offering 118 hours of service.

Customers will have access to a wide range of Post Office services from posting letters and parcels to collecting and returning online shopping items.

Banking services including cash withdrawals and balance enquiries for customers of all the main UK banks will also be available.

Dave Thomas, chief operating officer for McColl’s Retail Group, said: We are delighted to be welcoming customers to our Cheviot Square Post Office which will offer a wide range of Post Office services alongside our extensive retail offer.

"As a convenience store operator we are always looking for ways to make life easier for our customers and the additional Post Office services will be available for the full opening hours of the store in order to provide an excellent service for the local community.”

The Post Office will open from 6am to 10pm Monday to Saturday and from 7am to 10pm on Sunday.

Adam Williams, Post Office account executive: “We want to make it as easy as possible for customers to pay their bills, withdraw cash from their bank accounts, and send and collect their mail at a time and place that suits them best.

“We know how important our services are to customers and are confident that this brand new Post Office in Cheviot Square will ensure that people in the community have easy access to our services.”