A new mobile Post Office service is being introduced to several rural villages in West Norfolk.

A specially-designed vehicle will serve Bircham, East Rudham, Harpley, Hillington, Sedgeford, Thornham and West Newton.

Brancaster Staithe will be included but only as a temporary measure until a permanent arrangement can be made.

A date when the mobile service will come into effect has yet to be confirmed.

Matthew Hatfull, Post Office area network change manager, said: “Since the closure of post office services, we have continued to work to identify a solution that will enable us to restore services to the local communities.

“We are introducing a Post Office mobile service, which is a tried and tested way of maintaining service to smaller communities.”

The new mobile service times will be:

Bircham: Mondays, 2.15pm to 3.15pm at Bircham Social Club, Church Lane.

Brancaster Staithe: Tuesdays 12.30pm to 1.30pm and Wednesdays 11.45am to 12.45pm at Village Hall, Main Road.

East Rudham: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8am to 10am and Wednesdays, 3.15pm to 6pm at The Green.

Harpley: Mondays 10.45am to 11.45am at the Rose and Crown pub car park, Nethergate Street.

Hillington: Mondays 12.30pm to 1.30pm and Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm at the Ffolkes Arms Hotel, Lynn Road.

Sedgeford: Tuesdays 10.45am to 11.45am at the village hall, Jarvie Close.

Thornham: Tuesdays 2.15pm to 3.15pm at the village hall, High Street.

West Newton: Mondays 4pm to 5pm and Wednesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm at the village hall.