Carol Monaghan MP has today ramped up the campaign to save Drumchapel Post Office from its proposed closure.
Monaghan joined Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, at the Post Office on Hecla Avenue, speaking to local residents about their concerns over the loss of vital local services.
They urged locals to sign the petition, calling upon Post Office Limited to halt plans to close the Post Office and ensure that services and jobs are maintained and protected in the local area.
The petition, now with over 400 online signatures, is due to be presented to the UK Parliament within the next few weeks.
“As the campaign to save Drumchapel Post Office continues, some people are still unaware of its proposed closure and the implications this would have on the vital services it provides.
“Whilst the Post Office have said that they are hoping to relocate to a smaller counter, perhaps within a shop, I remain concerned about the retention of the current hard-working staff, and the potential change in pay and conditions they may be subject to.
“Furthermore, this would ultimately lead to a massive reduction to the full range of services offered at the current office, such as Passport Check and Send, Document Certification and Verification Services which are not available in nearby integrated counters.
“With exciting new retail projects and opportunities in other parts of Drumchapel, the Post Office on Hecla Avenue is a key local amenity at the heart of Drumchapel Shopping Centre, and I worry about the impact that its withdrawal would have.”
You can sign the petition here!