SNP Welcome £23k Scottish Government Stamp of Approval for Bo’ness Post Office
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 17:22
Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Central Scotland, and Cllr Angus Macdonald, SNP Candidate for Falkirk East, have welcomed the announcement from the SNP Scottish Government that Bo’ness Post Office will benefit from a £23,000 award from its Post Office Diversification Fund .
The fund, collectively worth £1million across Scotland, is designed to help Post Offices launch new business activities, boosting their vital role in supporting communities and local economies. A total of 49 Post Offices across Scotland have benefited from awards of up to £25,000 each.
Commenting, Jamie Hepburn MSP said:
“This is excellent news for Bo’ness Post Office and the community it serves.
“While the Tory-Lib Dem UK Government is resurrecting Labour’s plans to privatise mail services, the SNP Scottish Government is making investments which recognise the vital role the Post Office plays in local communities.
“I was hugely disappointed, as were most local residents when the previous Labour Government closed Grangepans Post Office. I hope this investment in the Bo’ness branch will safeguard its future for years to come.”
Cllr Angus Macdonald added:
“Many Post Offices have struggled during the economic downturn, and this SNP Government funding will be a real boost for Bo’ness Post Office.
“Local Post Offices such as Bo’ness are at the heart of their communities, and this funding will help launch new initiatives to attract customers while protecting the vital post office counter services that so many people rely upon.”