Post Office commitment welcomed
Friday, 06 January 2012 00:00
SNP MSP relieved “There will be no closures”
SNP MSP Angus MacDonald has welcomed a promise from Post Office Ltd that a revamp of post offices will not necessarily result in closures.
The Post Office Ltd group has pledged “there will be no closures” and it “won’t be pressurising anyone to change to one of the new operating models”.
Angus MacDonald, SNP MSP for Falkirk East, said:
“This is a welcome commitment from Post Office Ltd that I hope will bring a huge relief to rural sub postmasters in Falkirk district, particularly in the Upper Braes area of my constituency.
“This means it will be up to individual post sub masters and not be pressurised into undergoing the modernisation.
“But it is still worrying the group is going ahead with its “revamp” which means rural communities still could be affected if the sub postmaster wishes to go ahead with it.
“I agree modernisation needs to be done – but this shouldn’t be to the detriment of the most vulnerable people in our communities.
“The SNP is committed to helping our post offices, which is why we have our £1m post office diversification fund to help boost their businesses.
“Post Office Ltd also said there would be no downgrade in services – which I cautiously welcome. I hope Post Office Ltd can keep these promises and continue to deliver a service that many people heavily depend on.”