Praise for dedicated post office workers
WORKERS at the Post Office at Burscough Bridge have been recognised for their dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rather than reducing its operating hours, the Liverpool Road North has opened early each day to help business banking customers and provided a range of extra services to vulnerable people in the community.
The branch was named as a finalist in the Local Hero category at the Post Office’s “We’re Stronger Together” regional awards for the North West and North Wales region.
The awards recognise the efforts made by postmasters around the region to keep branches open during the pandemic and serve their local communities.
The great work by postmaster Craig Greenhalgh, who runs Burscough Bridge Post Office, was highlighted by Post Office chief executive Nick Read after postmasters were given the opportunity to share their experience of running their branch during the pandemic.
Post Office area manager Victoria Patching, said: “The team at Burscough Bridge Post Office have been nominated for the Local Hero award for going above and beyond during the ongoing pandemic.
“Since lockdown started, they have remained open for every single possible hour including two bank holidays when they should have been closed, to provide the community with essential services.
“The postmaster has picked up mail from vulnerable customers, helped fellow retailers claim government support grants and loans, and opened an hour earlier every morning to help a business banking customer keep their cash flow.
“Burscough Bridge Post Office serves their community with total dedication and determination to delivering excellent customer service day in and day out.”
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper was among those to offer praise to Craig and his team.
She said: “Congratulations to Burscough Bridge Post Office for reaching the finals in the Local Hero category of the We’re Stronger Together awards for service during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The service provided by the Post Office during the lockdown has been invaluable and my thanks to Craig Greenhalgh and his team for supporting residents in Burscough and West Lancashire over the past six months.”
Postmaster Craig Greenhalgh and, left, Burscough Bridge Post Office