Saturday, 28 February 2015

Solution sought after Adams Avenue post office closes

Residents in the north of Saltcoats have enlisted the support of Katy Clark MP after the sub post office in Adams Avenue was closed last week.

Post Office Ltd has confirmed to the local MP that the closure is temporary and was caused when the agent who ran the facility withdrew their services.  Post Office has also indicated it is “working hard on a solution that will see the office re-open soon”.

Most post offices are run privately by agents (sub postmasters) who provide services on behalf of Post Office Ltd.  There are also around 350 main post offices, known as Crown Offices, which are directly owned and operated by Post Office Ltd.

Katy Clark said, “I am disappointed that the Adams Avenue post office has been closed.  A lot of local residents, particularly the vulnerable and elderly, rely on the services that their local post office branch provides.”

The Labour MP explained, “The Post Office group has assured me a solution is being sought, although they have warned that these things can take time.

“I will be pressing them to find a solution that will see the Adams Avenue post office re-open as soon as possible.”

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