Con­cern grows over Post Of­fice clo­sures

The Oban Times - - Lochaber Times & Oban Times -

POST of­fice clo­sures across Lochaber are con­tin­u­ing to in­con­ve­nience com­mu­ni­ties.

In­ver­lochy, Glen­coe and Roy Bridge Post Of­fices have been ‘tem­po­rar­ily’ closed since Jan­uary this year and res­i­dents say there are no sign of them re- open­ing soon.

In­ver­lochy Post Of­fice un­ex­pect­edly closed on Jan­uary 10 ‘due to an op­er­a­tional is­sue’, ac­cord­ing to a Post Of­fice spokesper­son, and the owner of the build­ing claims he has now been told it will re­main closed.

He told the Lochaber Times: ‘The Post Of­fice in In­ver­lochy is go­ing to be closed in­def­i­nitely. The Post Of­fice has not tried ev­ery­thing it can to keep it open and I can’t un­der­stand why. It’s such a pain for peo­ple to have to go into town and try and park just to use the Post Of­fice.’

A Post Of­fice spokesper­son said: ‘ We apol­o­gise for the in­con­ve­nience caused by the con­tin­ued tem­po­rary clo­sure of the Post Of­fice branch in In­ver­lochy and the out­reach branches in Glen­coe and Roy Bridge.

‘We would like to re­as­sure cus­tomers that we con­tinue to work hard to re­store the ser­vices to the com­mu­ni­ties as soon as pos­si­ble and are com­mit­ted to main­tain­ing ser­vices in the area. In the mean­time, cus­tomers can ac­cess Post Of­fice ser­vices at Fort William Post Of­fice and Caol Post Of­fice.’

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