A VILLAGE post office could be moved and opened for longer.

The Post Office plans to move the branch from Main Street, Danbury, to Roseco Stores in Maldon Road, 500 metres away.

It says it will have three service counters and opening hours could double to 102 a week.

Opening hours would be Monday to Saturday 7am-10pm and Sunday 8am-8pm.

Residents have six weeks to give their views before a final decision is made.

Regional network manager Will Russell said: “We understand how important having a post office is to residents in Danbury and we are confident this new modern post office service will meet the needs of the local community and secure services for the future.

“This modernisation is part of a major investment programme, the largest in the history of the Post Office and marks a commitment to no more branch closure programmes.”

Send views to Freepost YOUR COMMENTS to Post Office Ltd, email comments@postoffice.co.uk, or call 08457 22 33 44 or Textphone 08457 22 33 55.

Consultation closes May 29.