Praise for ded­i­cated post of­fice work­ers

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Active - BY JAMIE LOPEZ

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

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