LECHLADE will be celebrating this Thursday at 10.30am as a brand new modern post office is officially opened in the town.

Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown will be attending to cut the ribbon to the new community asset, while members of the public celebrate with post office staff and other VIP guests.

The new post office has longer opening hours and will stay open at lunch.

The official launch is Thursday, July 31 at 10.30am. Visitors are invited to come along, enjoy refreshments, and show support on the launch day.