Stirling MSP is to write to local people in coming days, encouraging them to consider taking on management of the local Post Office in Bannockburn, following the news that the current sub-postmaster is to retire next year.
The Post Office is due to provide continuity for a number of financial services once the current local RBS Branch finally closes in November.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“After many years of service to the local community, I am sorry to hear that the current sub-postmaster is soon due to retire, and wish him all the very best for when the time comes next year.
“It is important that someone to take on the responsibility of the Post Office is sought – particularly as it is due to stand in as a replacement for many of the services that will be lost as a result of the closure of RBS.
“I will be writing to the Post Office regarding this closure, and to ask what plans they have in place to source a new postmaster to take on the Post Office. In addition, I’ll be writing to RBS to ask them to consider what contingency plans they can put in place in order to support the community should no replacement Post Office be found.
“The situation is that Post Office in Bannockburn faces closure unless someone takes it on. This would mean the loss of crucial services to the Bannockburn community. I therefore urge anyone in a position to do so, to seriously consider this as an opportunity.”