Two Post Offices are hoping to get the stamp of approval from customers after a modernisation.
Percy Main Post Office, in Burdon Street, North Shields, will close at 5.30pm on Thursday, November 26, ahead of a refurbishment.
It will re-open on Friday, December 4, featuring an open-plan counter.
The Post Office service will be available during the store’s opening hours of 7.30am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 11pm on Sunday – meaning opening hours will increase by 62 hours a week.
Elsewhere, Seaton Burn Post Office, in Front Street, will undergo a similar refurbishment.
It will close at 12.30pm on Saturday, December 5, and re-open at 1pm on Thursday, December 10.
It will be open from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, an extra 51 hours and 30 minutes a week.
Alternate branches will be open to use.