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Anderston, 76 St. Vincent Terrace, Glasgow
Auchenback, 60 Aurs Drive, Barrhead, Glasgow
Balornock, 34-36 Drumbottie Road, Glasgow
Bowling, 32 Dumbarton Road, Dumbarton
Brucehill, Brucehill Road, Dumbarton
Carmunnock, Clarkston, 17 Busby Road, Carmunnock, Glasgow
Croftfoot, 509 Castlemilk Road, Glasgow
Crow Road, 304 Crow Road, Glasgow
Drumchapel, 135 Garscadden Road, Glasgow
Forge St, The Post Office, Forge Street, Glasgow
Gilshochill, Glenavon Road, Glasgow
Govanhill, 328 Allison St, Govanhill, Glasgow
Greenbank, 29 Eaglesham Road, Clarkston, Glasgow
High Street, 271 High Street, Glasgow
Hyndland, 37 Clarence Drive, Glasgow
Kelvindale, Kelvindale Mini Market, 361/367 Kelvindale Road, Glasgow
Kingsridge, 55 Inchfad Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow
Levenvale, Co-Op Store, Argyle Street, Alexandria
Muirend, The Post Office, 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow
Newton, 107 Glasgow Road, Dumbarton
Nithsdale Rd, 8 Kildroston Street, Glasgow
Radnor Park, 379 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank
Red Road, 51 Red Court, Glasgow
Sandymount, 18 Grantlea Terrace, Glasgow
Springfield Rd, 98 Springfield Road, Glasgow
Temple, 58 Fulton Street, Glasgow
West End, 125-127 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow

A major programme of 44 local post office branch closures has been announced in parts of Scotland. The Post Office wants to reduce the number of branches in Argyll and Bute by seven, Greater Glasgow by 27 and Central Scotland by 10. There will be a six-week consultation period to give communities a chance to air their views on the closures. Plans for post office provision for other parts of Scotland will be announced next year.

The closure list for the Highlands is expected in January, the list for the Western and Northern Isles in March, and for the north-east, Tayside and Fife in April. Other areas will be announced in June and July next year. The consultation on the future of the first post office closures will remain open for six weeks until 3 December. The plans are part of a wider restructuring of post office services throughout the UK. The first closures are expected to take place in February 2008 with all changes expected to be completed by the end of that year. There are 308 post office branches in Greater Glasgow, Central Scotland and Argyll & Bute. Mobile service The Post Office claimed that under the area plan proposals 99.9% of the population would either see no change to their nearest branch or will remain within one mile of an alternative branch. The plan includes proposed “outreach” services in three communities in rural Stirlingshire – Buchlyvie, Thornhill and Gargunnock. Possible types of outreach service could include a mobile service, a restricted hours service or a partner agreement within the premises of a local shop. Post Office Ltd’s Network Development Manager for Scotland, Sally Buchanan, said: “Taking the decision to close any Post Office branch is always very difficult and we know will cause concern to many of our customers. “We want to ensure that everyone who uses, relies on or has any concern with Post Office services is both fully aware of the changes we are proposing to meet UK Government requirements, and able to give views on how accessible services will be in the future.” It is unacceptable to seek to justify the reduction in an essential service on economic efficiency grounds alone Grahame Smith STUC Tricia Dow, director of consumer watchdog Postwatch Scotland, said: “We do accept there is a need for change because the network is unsustainable. “What we are hoping to ensure is that this public consultation is meaningful. “We are particularly concerned about this first plan and about the groups of closures in the north of Glasgow and in West Dunbartonshire which may leave an untenable network.” Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, condemned the proposals. He said: “The closures announced this morning are unnecessary and unwelcome. “It is unacceptable to seek to justify the reduction in an essential service on economic efficiency grounds alone.”

[From the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7057325.stm%5D

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One thought on “Has Your Post Office Been Tabled For Closure?

  1. Great planning by someone – four Glasgow west end post offices to close – Maryhill about to be closed for reburshment and you cant park in Byres Road – so how are we supposed to get to a post office? AND we are bombarded with adverts telling us to use our local post office! Who are these folk who live in their ivory towers and come up with such plans?

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