THIS picture confirms that the brand new post office opening in Cowes will provide a wide range of services for locals.

New signs have appeared outside the former Nat West bank in the town advertising the branch which will be located in a Victorian-style shopping parade re-named 'Cowes Town Central.'

Among the services on offer will be cash deposits and withdrawals using a chip and pin, electronic bill payments and a facility to pre-order travel money.

Plans to convert the former bank into the shopping arcade, with flats and a themed bed and breakfast were approved last week.

Cowes Town Central will also sell local arts and crafts and pop culture memorabilia.

Steve Tewkesbury owns the bank, and the neighbouring restaurant ‘That 60s Place’.

Post office services had been based at the Mill Hill Road Co-op since they moved out of town centre.

There was a counter at the Co-op at the top of Terminus Road, until it was taken over by Marks and Spencer.

UPDATE Friday, November 9:

The new post office, in the former Natwest bank in Cowes, is set to open today (Friday).

A note on the door reads: "Your new post office opens on Nov 9th."

The post office is part of a new eatery and shopping development run by That 60s Place owner, Steve Tewkesbury.