Central Scotland MSP Alex Neil has forwarded his submission to the consultation on the proposed closure of the Burnhead Post Office branch in Viewpark, outlining why he opposes the move.
Mr Neil has backed a strong local campaign against moving the branch onto a busy main road with poor accessibility.
Alex Neil said:
“I am against this proposal. Moving the Post Office from the heart of Viewpark to the outskirts will do great damage to the community. It will also greatly reduce the footfall around the local shops that surround the current branch.
“The Post Office is a focal point in a busy area in Viewpark which is a very popular meeting place, moving it would be detrimental to community cohesion.
“The proposed site for the new branch is on a busy main road and has poor accessibility, particularly for customers with mobility issues who also rely on the Post Office the most.
“From the feedback I have had from my constituents they would not feel comfortable taking cash to or from a Post Office on the proposed site.
“I have made these points clear to the Post Office in my submission and greatly hope they will reverse their plans.”