Boston Spa village post office is about to be upgraded in a boost to the High Street.
The community facility will be radically improved by owners Tony and Karen Williams, both aged 50, who want to modernize it
As part of the plans a number of renovations will be made to the post office, including taking down glass doors between the counter and customer to make the post office more accessible and open plan, as well as a 24-hour cash machine and wider aisles.
Mr Williams said: “We want to modernize the post office and bring it back into the 21st century. We do not just sell stamps here at the post office, but do all sorts of things such as car and home insurance, as well as exchange currency.
“We want to help our customers as much as possible but also promote the post office and the regeneration of business on the high street.”
Since taking over the post office a year ago, Tony and Karen,along with son Michael, 23, and Michael’s girlfriend, Kelly, 20 have also decided to keep their business open during lunch hours to help people who cannot use the post office at any other time.
The post office announcement comes on the back of a community business and employment group set up in Boston Spa to promote the village’s business sector and shops. The group, chaired by resident Keith Jackson, was set up on the back of the Boston Spa Neighbourhood Plan.
He said: “Tony joined us last year and already is becoming a character in the community. He has lots of experience and good ideas and he is encouraged by our initiatives to help our retail traders.”